Happy October everyone!
Peak color has either passed or is just hitting the final areas of New England. It has been one of the prettier years that I remember – lots of bright oranges and reds, and we were able to enjoy them before a windstorm (or hurricane, as has been the case a couple times in recent years) tore them all off the trees. I always adore autumn in New England – this area of the world was built to feature everything that’s perfect about autumn. And for the most part, we’ve had quite good weather, too. Although a few areas last week got a little show shower shock. My Montana native brain tells me it’s perfectly normal to get snow in October. My now-accustomed-to-New-England brain says “Oh no, waaaaayyy too early for that nonsense!”
This past weekend I enjoyed a stitchy weekend with my fellow stitchers from Rhode Island (new group name pending). We went down to New Jersey for a whirlwind visit of three shops, combined with a bunch of laugher, way too much purchasing, and some occasional stitchy time. On my way down, I enjoyed a fantastic drive down the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut on Friday, and everything was just stunning. It’s honestly hard to capture the color on a camera, but these are my unfiltered shots. I absolutely love when the leaves get into peak color – the red and oranges just glow on some of the trees – they really do! It almost looks like the trees are lit from within, they’re so vibrant!
I’ll be putting the rest of my stitchy retreat up as my WIPocalypse post tomorrow… I need to get updated photos of my projects and my new stash together first. 🙂
Last month I asked a question regarding the timing for WIPocalypse posts for 2016, and the responses I received indicated that you’d like to stay on the Full Moons for posting dates – so it’ll stay as is! Next month I’ll be organizing the 2016 information page with the dates, questions, etc. So please… if you have a question you’d like to see everyone’s answers to, let me know via a comment below or an email so I can add it to the list (and of course, give you credit for it!)
Question of the Month
Are there any fibers or materials used in stitching that you’re nervous to try?
I hope that you’re having a good month stitching, and look forward to seeing what you’re puttering with these days!
Until next month, Happy Stitching!
Important SAL Announcements…
Next posting date: November 25th
Topic for next time: Which designer has inspired you to stitch the greatest number of designs and why do you think that is? (via Hazel)
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