For my birthday, my friend Julia sent this beautiful table runner she made. It makes my table look perfectly dressed for Fall. Don’t you love the colors?
And look at the hand-embroidered detail she added. It will look really pretty with my amber glass turkeys for Thanksgiving too. Love it!
And even though the weather isn’t cooperating to make me feel like Fall has come to stay, it is almost October. And so, with that in mind I needed a new start after finishing Where My Heart Blooms. I decided to start Garden of Eerie by Plum Street Samplers – a perfect Halloween choice. It was between Garden of Eerie and Primitive Needle’s Black’d Skie, but my threads haven’t arrived yet for that.
I’ve had more than the normal amount of woes with starting this project, but I think I’ve got it settled now. And so on Saturday, when we’d planned a guild stitch-in, I decided to take this project with me. Here’s what it looked like before…
And here’s the after…
I’ve since finished filling in the left hand cloud and am halfway done with filling in the right. I was afraid I’d mis-measured and was going to run out of fabric, which is why I was working in outlines across the top. Now that my fears have been laid to rest, I can get on with it.
And since Fall makes me feel like curling up with a good book (especially with all the rain we’ve had lately), I’ve done a book review over at the other blog if you’re interested.
I’m grateful for being reminded to take some down time.