There are so many reasons why I love this month.
1. It’s my birthday month.
2. It’s National Sewing Month and now that I’m a sewer/sewist (anyone know which term is more correct?) I’m so ready to celebrate.
3. It’s a return to normalcy…(I’m not a huge fan of the lazy, hot, crazy days of summer)
4. Schools supplies!!!! I’ll stop there. I mean who doesn’t love notebooks, pencils, pens, post its (I LOVE POST ITS), crayons, etc, etc, etc? It screams potential and possibility to me. It’s says time to learn and nothing makes me happier than learning.
On a more personal note…September always brings me something wonderful. 2 years ago we found out I was pregnant with Kira. 6 years ago I was proposed to on my birthday. And most recently, last September I learned to quilt. For all who know me and read this blog I’ve been having a field day. Sewing is something I’d been fascinated by since my childhood (as I talked about in my last post) and now that I’m well on the road to learning this amazing skill, I couldn’t be happier. Which leads me to a little project I made in about 2 hours yesterday. It’s a patchwork wreath. The pattern/tutorial, which you can find here, called for either a patchwork or a single piece of fabric. I chose the single piece (though I did have to piece it in some spots). But now that I’ve made one I can’t wait to try a patchwork version.
It was so quick (which I need in my life these days) and easy and looks great on my front door. Stitched in Color talked about the fall and all its glorious color. She said that September said red to her, it does for me too. I think this little wreath is the perfect welcome for the fall season.
Sewing the blind seam was a bit of a pill since I was doing it on a curve. My finger is a bit sore today but worth it.
I attached some matching embroidery floss and it was ready to go.
As promised the continuation of BLT with my favorite tutorial this week. I’m thinking one for each month. Too much?
Side Note: I want to thank Knitting Mama for all her help getting my blog back up and running. Have fun swatching and have a great weekend!