Off and on over the past couple of days, I've been embroidering pumpkins on a dish towel, and I finished it tonight. I bought the towel with the idea of adding the embroidery, but somehow I felt a little silly and I'm not sure why. Maybe because these waffle-weave towels seem too utilitarian for embroidery, but I loved the orange, so I went for it.
And maybe it seems a little like overkill since this is the second Autumn towel I've made in the last couple weeks--the other was one I did while on vacation with a pumpkin, star, and crow in wool--remember that one? [Editor's Note: I was actually ON vacation with Sandy, Irene, and Imelda, none of whom resemble a pumpkin, a star, or a crow, which I should have said was the design on the towel. Sheesh!]
This latest towel project was inspired by a free pattern from Bird Brain Designs--they have a bunch of them, as well as all of their wonderful not-quite-free stuff. To find the design I sort of used (their design is Jack O'Lanterns, but I left the faces off and moved leaves and vines--you can see the page I printed to the left of the towel in the photo above), click HERE. And while you're there, check out THIS design--I know I at least started it at some point a year or two ago, but I can't recall if I finished it or what I was embroidering it on; maybe just some muslin or (how original!) a dish towel. I'll have to look for that--I'd forgotten how darling it is!
I also wanted to show you--drum roll, please!--I finished the 120 flying geese blocks!
I have to turn them in at Thimbleberries Club tomorrow night.
I'm not sure why it is, but this always seems to be a productive time of the year for me when it comes to sewing and crafty stuff. Maybe because the long, hot days of summer are shortening a little and I know fall and the cooler temperatures it will bring is just around the corner. Maybe it's because I love fall and Halloween and I'm enthusiastic about jumping into the season. Whatever it is though, I'm on a roll. How about you?