The end of summer is really here at last, as witnessed by our swarm of hummingbirds thinning out drastically. Yesterday I hung up what I believe to be the final feeder of this year. I wish them a safe trip back to their other home.
Since I got my new sewing machine last month I've been fascinated with the embroidery feature. Every spare minute lately has been spent creating designs and downloading patterns from the Internet. I admit that I have much more to learn, so much more!
I found a cute mummy pattern at my current favorite embroidery design site (Embroidery Library) and can't seem to quit making them! I have to say that for a 'non-Halloween person' they have stolen my heart. Here are a few of the sweet little mummies and friends who are hanging around the sewing room ~~
You may remember that I participated in a Halloween block swap last month. I really enjoy the Halloween colors ~ purples, reds, acid greens and bright oranges, all punctuated with lots of black. I lean toward the cutsie side of Halloween rather than the frightening dark side.
I have found that machine embroidery is not inexpensive. Unlike piecing a quilt top with one color thread, you must have a myriad of embroidery thread colors right off the bat. It's been a fun adventure and one that I am sure I will pursue for years to come.
Now I'm off to see what I can create before I have to start our dinner.
Wishing you a day filled with wonder and creativity.....Barb