Sunday, 29 September 2019

Autumn, Flowers, Pesky Dresden Circles



Digging out the autumn projects and came across the one above.  A Crabapple Hill Design, Autumn's Call, that I stitched way back in 2013. The pattern is still available here .

It's been quite the week especially with the amazing marches for climate change occurring all over the globe. We live in hope that this will evoke change where it is most badly needed, at the top.
Meanwhile, I enjoyed reading this article 45 Ways People Did Something Clever About Saving the World Instead of Just Talking.  I think I'm pretty thrifty but I never thought of saving and reusing mascara wands. I could immediately think of so many ways they can come in handy.
                                 An Easy Way To Recycle Old Mascara Wands
I received some questions about the Painted Lady project in the last post.  Here is a fuller picture. It is a Laura Heine pattern, embroidery on wool, and her website called FiberWorks is here.
You may have seen Laura's collaged elephant around. Amazing!
                              
I've stitched the circles onto 5 or 6 of the Dresdens. Still wishy washy about their size seeing them on the wall.  I think I'll go with the smallest size on the left.  I will get this worked out to my satisfaction eventually! If only one of you wonderful quilters could pop by for a visit and help me with this! 
But today is the day I make a final decision with what's turned into a pesky debate.
We have no plans for this Sunday so will be puttering about. Out of the sewing room, I'm hoping to finish another little Quaker motif on my cross stitch piece. It's sitting on a woven throw Hubby brought back from one of his many travels.  I always think it would make a wonderful quilt design.
Last look at a beautiful display of purple asters in an overgrown spot of the backyard. To the left there you can glimpse the path through the woods we take for our daily walks.

Happy Sunday All!
Linking this post with other hand stitchers at Kathy's Quilts. Also linking with Creations- Quilts, Art, WhateverSmall Quilts and Doll Quilts and Life in Pieces.

17 comments :

Brian said...

We like that wands for wildlife project, that's pretty cool...and so are your stitchings!

CathieJ said...

I love your projects. Autumn's Call is very pretty. I have been trying to make little changes to help with climate change. Thanks for the article link. Good luck with the Dresden decision.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love your projects, especially Autumn's Call.

Nancy J said...

Yes the small one on the left, is the one I would choose, Love those flowers, and wands of grasses, beautiful.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You always have such pretty stitchery to show, Jocelyn! The fall one really appeals to me, and your new cross-stitch, too. Hope you've had a lovely Sunday!

Jenn Jilks said...

You do such lovely work.

piecefulwendy said...

I have the Laura Heine cat quilt kit; I'm not sure if I'll ever make it. I liked it at the time, but now I like some of her other designs better. Your stitching is beautiful, and the purple asters are just lovely. That path looks like it leads to a nice walk!

Kim said...

Aah yes....if only those at the top took it on board to do something about climate change. I am afraid I could not read your link as I have an ad blocker on my computer. =) As for all your stitching this week, everything is so pretty. I love your Autumn Call. I hope you work out your Dresdens.....I know you will.

Kate said...

I like the smallest size for the Dresden blocks. Hope you get in lots of stitching time this week.

Linda said...

Autumn Call is so lovely. The pumpkin is similar to the one in your header, which I just love.
I've saved mascara wands in the past to brush and shape my eyebrows. Now I barely have any eyebrows to worry about!
Your asters are so pretty.

Jeanne said...

Your Autumn's Call is beautiful!

barbara woods said...

wow! that's beautiful, that pattern

Yvonne said...

Wow Jocelyn, you have been busy with some pretty things. Fall is always the season that gives my creativity a boost. Long winter nights ahead with the possibility to do some quilting with a large quilt on your lap. Love it! Happy Stitching!

magnoliasntea said...

What a beautiful elephant! Wow, you do get things done. Love the autumn embroidery.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Unfortunately I don't use mascara after having had one too many allergic reactions involving my eyes. I do use an old wand to comb my eyebrows after I've used pencil on them - it's perfect for that. I agree that climate change has to come from the top but I also think that manufacturers need to be held accountable and be forced to reduce their unnecessary packaging practices.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Oh such lovelies. My favorites are the witch's boot and purple asters. Such a fun post.

Anonymous said...

Your stitchery from 2013 is lovely. Interesting projects.