Embroidery: Autumn Leaves

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A new stitch along by Stitchdoodles has started for October.

After downloading the pattern and transferring it to material with the light box I’m ready to stitch.

stitching an autumn tree at craftygardener.ca

You can find the pattern here if you want to join in, daily or at your rate.

stitching an autumn tree at craftygardener.ca

This week I purchased a new embroidery thread storage container from Michaels with a 40% off coupon. Up to now I’ve kept my thread on homemade flat bobbins and will gradually transfer them all onto the new bobbins. My homemade ones are great, but do tend to be different in size. I won’t be throwing them away, but using them in my sewing box if this container gets full.

stitching an autumn tree at craftygardener.ca

The idea is to stitch one of the leaves every day during the month of October. As I use different colours I will transfer the thread to a new bobbin. The first leaf is all stitched in fly stitch and backstitch in green.

Here is a fabulous resource for finding different embroidery stitches – RSN Stitchbank.

stitch doodling at craftygardener.ca

I also did work on two different pages in my stitch book and a bit of progress on the afghan kit, not a lot, but finished off one more grey section and started the next variegated section.

the afghan kit at craftygardener.ca

I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.

23 Responses

  1. Linda

    Thanks for drawing my attention to the SAL Linda as if I haven’t got enough on at the moment haha. Have a great Sunday. xx

    • Crafty Gardener

      You can never have too many SAL’s, even if they don’t get completed in the required time you always have them as a WIP.

  2. Vivian B.

    That looks like it’s going to be a good SAL! I’m just getting into cross stitch but have long wanted to also get back to embroidery so might have to look into that one. Thanks for sharing!

      • Vivian B.

        That’s even better! When this one is done, you’ll be primed and ready for making a Winter version! Checked out that palette generator and definitely bookmarked that for future use. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Gail

    That looks like a great sew along for October! Fun to try out new stitches each day.

  4. Ivani

    Looks like a great stitch along to learn new stitches. Thanks for sharing the site resource for different embroidery stitches.
    Have fun.

  5. Jocelyn Thurston

    I enjoyed your post very much. I’d gotten news of that stitch along in my mail and this has encouraged me to jump in. Thanks for all the links you’ve taken the time to add as well. I like your new organization for floss…always becomes a mess with me by the time a project has ended.

  6. Debbie- Dabble

    O MY! Looks like an amazing project!! I have done stamped on embroidery, learning as a child…I can not do the counted cross stitch as my vision is not good ….Looking forward to the finished project as i am sure you are too!!

    • Crafty Gardener

      I’m not a cross stitch fan either Debbie, prefer embroidery. I have some stamped items that were purchased many years ago and have them displayed in one of the bedrooms.

  7. CathieJ

    I may just have to join this stitch along. Or at least print the tree pattern and follow the directions eventually. I really like the idea of learning new stitches. I have several of those floss boxes and many, many bobbins.

  8. Margie

    Gotta love those Michaels 40% off coupons!

    Your post reminded me that I bought an embroidery set from Dollarama. It was a cost-effective way of trying stitching without spending $.

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