I hope that the weather last night didn’t affect your Halloween too badly. Turnout on my block was a bit low so I will be saving most of the leftover candy to send to my daughter in college during her finals. I also hope that the later power outages didn’t affect any of you too badly — at least it was unseasonably warm so heat wasn’t an issue. Where yesterday felt like a summer storm, today feel like fall. Cool crisp breeze, blue sunny sky contrasting with the oranges and yellows and reds of the leaves blowing around. A good day for some warm cider ( hard or otherwise ) and a stitching project.
It is a perfect day to stop by and pick up your copy of the annual free red work pattern. A new one is issued every November and is available in store only for that month and that is it. It is an original pattern by Diana, and this year is a gingerbread person. Decorating gingerbread is one of the joys of the holiday prep each year and this one wont go stale on you. There is a materials kit available for $3.00 and if you are careful with cutting you can make two from it. – maybe a gingerbread couple??
If you are new to embroidery and need some guidance, or just want to stitch and socialize, our Handstitchers Club will be working this design at the October meeting, Tuesday November 12, from 10-12. All you need to bring for this project is a pencil or red Micron pen, a small pair of scissors and a bit of stuffing. Small embroidery hoop is optional. Redwork is a wonderful way to step into the world of decorative hand stitching. This small project can easily be finished in time to land on your tree this season, or decorate a special package. So fill that thermos with warm cider and and join us for some seasonal stitching.