First, I want to thank each and every one of you for taking time out of your day to read my simple words. When I think about how many I reach, it's amazing. 490,000 people.
I've had almost 1000 hits on FB page Feathers in the Nest, for the freebie chart for this month!!! I was amazed and thankful that you all are interested in my charts and sharing needlework.
For newcomers to the blog, I welcome you! I so welcome and look forward to your comments! There are times that I do not write daily, but I think about writing to you each day. Recently, I've had so many committments it seems, that posts have been more infrequent. I'm glad that August is here, but so ready for September!!!!! The Fall and cooler weather coming just are not complete with stash cleaning and looking at some WIP's I've put down for way too long.
September to me means:
- the start of Fall~~~~ I can feel it in the air at night
- stocking the pantry with good eats and hot chocolate, hot teas
- preparing the hearth for that October first fire in the woodstove
- new beginnings! (I got this from even when a child, with school starting~~~ fresh school supplies, new year)
- Opening the windows on dry, sunny, cool days to freshen the house
- Pulling out my Fall decor to put randomly around the house
- Stitching and designing NEW Fallish designs!
- Knitting.......oh yes............knitting projects lined up for colder weather
- wearing those shawls I made!
- and this year a turn of another decade of my life~~ my birthday ((nifty nifty)
- the start of homemade gifts for Christmas!
- and many, many more
But this past week, we've been blessed with lots of sunshine and no thunderstorms. I guess you can say we need the storms to help us appreciate the sunshine more.
Here is the finished pics of the Bluebird pincushion!
Reward of Merit, Pincushion
Designer, Blackbird Designs
stitched 2 over 2 on linen in my stash 32 ct
threads~~~~~ Belle Soie in Blue Lagoon
vintage buttons found at The Martin House in Helen, Georgia
old vintage pins from a junkin' store in Hawaisee, Georgia
fabric backing from a fabric store in Dahlonega, Georgia
all of the above in my stash for at least 3 years!!!
and it's temporary home at the homestead!
This morning my knitting buddy watched me make progress with a Fall Shawl. Yup, I'm making a simple garter with gradual increase on each end in Bernat yarn in a colorway of deep reds with some bits of denim blues and gray scattered. I'm using size 11 needles.
Started from the bottom up in a crescent shape, this shawl will definitely be a cozy accessory to jeans or dresses.
I have a 32 in cord already full, so I need to get a 40 inch cord to finish.
I've almost finished sorting out all the overdyed threads I've found to put in my crate for organization. When things are totally in place and transferred to my stitching studio, painting the walls will start in a honey beige color. It's my hope that a stitching group will start here when the goal is accomplished. It's slow moving but very hopeful.
As I have been organizing the stash, I find so many WIP's and I might just try to finish one up I had started a very long time ago by The Sampler Girl. It would look delightful in one of the guest bedrooms and it's brighter in color that brings a bit of cheer to my heart!!!