Thursday, October 25, 2018

Autumn leaves

I take a walk most mornings shortly after I get up, lately it's been very dark and I've just been focused on where I'm walking so I don't fall or run into something. Yesterday I decided it was time to take a second walk in the afternoon when I could see, and look at what I brought home with me.


I miss all these beauties in the morning. I do love some leaves with color.

Next month I'll be participating as a vendor in the annual arts and crafts fair here in town, after saying  I'd never do it about 13 years ago. I spent 16 years as a vendor at Quilt shows around the West selling hand dyed fabric and burnt myself out and the local craft shows were never a good option for me. But as I go thru all the stuff I've made and have sitting around here I thought it might be worth a try.

I found a stack of journals that I have received over the years and never used so I'm making covers for them with a zippered pocket. I have four done and 2 to go. These are the only new things I'll be taking.


I knew I had some scarves that I had dyed and when I dug them all out I was rather shocked to find that there were 35 of them. Silk ones and rayon ones, some were blanks that had already been hemmed, but several were just long strips of torn fabric with very soft frayed edges. I like soft frayed edges so that's the way they are staying. Those will all be for sale. I also have several small quilted pieces that have been mounted on canvas, those will also be for sale.

2018 Weekly Leaf #43
Back to the botanical prints for the next five.



2018 Daily Stitching #3 days 30-36

The top section is all filled in.



I'll be linking up to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".

17 comments:

  1. As always it’s great seeing what you are up to….beautiful leaves……ours have barely turned and when they do…..I suspect they will go from green to brown and drop like a stone….just not the year for great color here.

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  2. I hope you sell out at your show!

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  3. Seems like the goddess of quilt arts is with you - hope she brings the goddess of sales with her!

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    1. Thank you, I like the idea of having a goddess with me.

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  4. Good luck at the show. I look at all of the stuff I've created too over the last years and I'm amazed. I think about opening my etsy shop, but.... Anyway, hope you sell it all! Love the botanical prints and all of your hand stitching. I need to do some of that as winter approaches.

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    1. Thank you, I've also considered opening an etsy shop, but so far have done nothing about it.

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  5. Clearly you are in your element, Linda. What a lovely collection of leaves! I see inspiration for palette and shape with your daily stitching.

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    1. Thank you, I have been thinking of changing things up again next year.

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  6. Love those journals! Good luck at the sale. Your things are beautiful!

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  7. Love those leaves--and, as before, I am in awe of how many French knots you can produce in one day! And may you feel at the end of the craft fair that it was well worth your time!

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    1. Thank you, I have mixed feelings about how the craft show will go and I have almost 3 weeks to contemplate it.

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  8. You will have lots of lovely pretties to sell. Hope everything flies off your stall. I love the colour of autumn leaves. Love your new stitched leaves...they are lovely.

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