A few weeks ago, when we talked about the whole Christmas in July thing, I asked about seasonal stitching.
Do you stitch seasonal things during that particular season, or do you stitch ahead of a season? I’ve always been lured into seasonal embroidery during any particular season or just shortly ahead of it, when I’m Really Yearning for a change of seasons.
I must be yearning for Autumn! Over the weekend, I put a little time into testing out some embroidery designs that I’ve been doodling around with for a while. They’re simple designs, but pretty, and great for relaxing with some stitching during the chillier evenings of Fall.
In the US, pumpkins are quintessentially Autumn. I don’t know that we could conceive of Autumn in this country without this round squash figuring into the picture somehow.
So of course, all my ideas for embroidering autumnal designs ended up with a featured pumpkin. Though I do like pumpkins, there are other aspects of Autumn that I like even better – so I may have to make some adjustments in that regard.
Fall just isn’t Fall without the various intensities of color in the leaves as they progress through the anticipated change that marks the season.
This leaf needs a bit of a do-over. The central veins need some attention, if nothing else. They’re a bit bulky.
When I started playing with designs for Autumn, I jotted down natural elements that I associate with the season. These included things like pumpkins, leaves, apples, blue skies, golden wheat, and acorns.
Some of them aren’t quite feasible for incorporating into this type of embroidery design. But others are – and I’m particularly keen to add acorns and wheat to the mix. Ideas are brewing!
So that was my fun weekend stitching – you’ll see these designs again when they’re polished up and ready for you to stitch them, too!
Stay tuned later this week for the Big Announcement on The Leafy Tree kit & e-book bundle, which will be available very soon here on Needle ‘n Thread – if all continues as planned. I’ve had a few little hiccups, but I’ll be pushing hard to make it available to you later this week.
Also, there’s a new book coming out on the market soon – it’s not out just yet, but when it is, it’s going to be huge. It’s embroidery, of course, but it’s also… happiness, between two hard covers! It’s such a great little book! I can’t wait to show it to you!
Hope your Monday’s happy and the week ahead is perfectly swell!