Tuesday, October 18, 2011

stitching autumn

All it took was a notice in the morning's newspaper that a certain little needlework shop was going out of business. I expectantly hopped into my car that Friday morning bright and early, and the inspiration to begin cross stitching once again was born. Prime on the list was this sash which will be the embellishment on a dress for Charlotte this fall. I was delighted to find the variegated floss that made me think I was stitching autumn.

This was wonderful take- along handiwork when visiting with my mother. She, like her mother before her, is a Southern lady with knowledge and experience in sewing and handwork. She sewed me some of the prettiest things when I was growing up. I sense a certain satisfaction in her when I sit by her and stitch.



Today is liquid gold, oozing with the definition of Indian summer. The sash is completed and the cream colored dress it will adorn is in the works.

I'm off to do a little afternoon sewing!

5 comments:

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oooooo!
The sash is just beautiful Cathy!
I too have had the great fortune of a sewing Mother ;-D
Blessings Hugs and Love, Linnie

wayside wanderer said...

Very pretty! I am getting the bug to cross stitch or embroidery something. Something about cooler weather calming me down to want to sit and do more detailed, thinking work. Can't wait to see the finished dress!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful work and the perfect choice to work on while visiting with your mother. Helps pass the time in a productive and pleasant way.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful work and the perfect choice to work on while visiting with your mother. Helps pass the time in a productive and pleasant way.

Heather said...

Oh that is just beautiful...I am not good at all at cross stitch so I do admire your handwork it is not easy ~can't wait to see the dress that will be gorgeous ~Love Heather

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