Saturday, October 17, 2020

Know Thyself is DONE! Fall musings and thoughts.

 Another finish on the books, finally! I powered through and completed this little Blackwood and Briar pattern, Know Thyself, in just a couple days this week. I'm very happy with it.

As I stitched this, I not only thought about whether or not I know myself, but also, if anyone really knows me? I think this is a universal question. Not that I have any deep dark secrets, but who really knows all your aspects? This will hang in my bedroom on my witchy wall, to remind me about taking my own inventory and coming to terms with all aspects of myself. 

I may start this Pineberry Lane pattern next. We'll see. I dyed the fabric last night and got it all ironed and serged up. I need my husband to help me put the Q-snaps together. I have a big basket with all the stuff in it, and I get overwhelmed trying to figure out the pieces for a project, lol. 

Now, I know the fabric might look similar to the first one I listed, but I assure you, it IS different! This one is a brown/marshmallow-y looking fabric. I didn't want anything too crazy, but something a bit more fun than just plain old brown linen. I'm hooked on dyeing fabric. This is a Zweigart 32 count linen that originally comes in white.

Oh Autumn. How I love thee.

Maybe we'll hit up our local pumpkin patch next week and see what's going on out there. These are the times that I miss having a little one around. We had so much fun taking our son to the pumpkin patch!

Just a few stash items since last time. I have sold a ton of stuff too, in one of my stash unload groups on facebook, but I always seem to find something to replace it with, lol.

I got that Cricket pattern simply for the little elf in the upper right hand corner. I mean, c'mon!

I have to stitch this little guy. Is he surprised? Is he not supposed to be playing with that toy? I mean, what is the story here??!! He or she just makes me smile. 

I hope you all are having a lovely Autumn so far. Our weather has just been fantastic. A day or two of rain every now and then, but my gosh, Fall in VA has been awesome. BUT, I keep getting reminded of October memories on facebook and all the Fridays we spent at King's Dominion Halloween Haunt, and it just kills me. I miss it so much. I miss all the fun things we did not get to do this year. Vacations, birthday parties, summer get-togethers, King's Dominion, etc. And we made the awful choice not to have our relatives over for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. Heartbreaking. BUT, I want them all around next year, you know?

Time to sign off and go figure out what to do for dinner! Have a wonderful weekend, and get lots of stitching in! Until next time,


  1. Piękne prace przygotowalas, lubię takie zwroty. Jestem ciekawa jak i czym farbujesz len...chciałabym to zrobic :)
    Chyba my sami siebie nie znamy tak dobrze a co dopiero inni...u nas w Polsce jesień jest zimna i mokra, ale może sie to zmieni.
    Ja też tęsknię za czasami kiedy dzieci były małe.

    1. Thank you! I will maybe do a tutorial on fabric dyeing. It isn't hard at all, and you will enjoy it! There are also many youtube tutorials out there as well. Very easy to follow! Have a great week!

    2. Muszę poszukać tych filmików na you tube, ale chciałabym poznać Twój sposób barwienia tkanin :) Tobie również życzę miłego tygodnia.

  2. Congrats on your finish, that's such a cool design.
    Love your next choice 7 the fabric.
    Very nice Fall/Halloween decorations.

    1. Thanks Marilyn! This is really my favorite time of year!

  3. Congrats on a finish! Know Yourself looks awesome! I like the next project you have too! Autumn is a great time of year for stitching... what's not to love about pumpkins, leaves, moons, witches, ghosts & goblins... cornstalks and crows? I mean really... :-) Yes... I managed to find two new patterns for every one I sold off.... lol! Ain't it fun? ;-)

    1. Thank you! Yes, there are so many things to love about this time of year! And the stitching patterns are so fun for autumn/halloween! Have a great week!

  4. Well done on the Know Thyself finish, Tammy! It looks fabulous. I really like the fabric you dyed for the Pineberry Lane next stitch. Fall is my favorite time of year with the colors, the smells, the walks, the pumpkins and the cooler temps. Your Fall decorations look fabulous.


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