We've enjoyed a beautiful fall thus far. Our yard has been loaded with migrating robins.
We have never had this many robins, ever.
Not much bird bathing...
they were more interested in quenching their thirst,
and an occasional
cooling off the toes.
Bird migration has always fascinated me.
I have come to that time of year where I possibly can't eat another tomato,
I've had my fill for the summer.
I'm ready for comfort food... pot roasts, roasted chicken, potatoes & gravy.
A time for transition.
The days are becoming noticeably shorter.
I find that my morning stitching is in more darkness
with each passing day.
The mornings are a bit quieter, less morning song bird chatter.
To fill those darker hours of my day and evenings,
I've been working on a new design.
It doesn't have a name yet.
My overload of tomato eating must have influenced my floss selection. Lots of tomato greens & reds...
It isn't an overly large sampler..
It has a delicate and petite feel to it...
Lots of tiny little motifs, tightly spaced.
Easy to start and finish a motif with a cup of coffee or sip of tea.
I've chose to end the sampler with a sweet verse about the needle worker.
And if you look hard, you'll see tiny little robins tucked here & there.
I was often times distracted
by my birdbath of robins
while working this piece
and had to include robins in this sampler.
The sampler will always be a reminder of autumn 2013,
the year I filled my bird bath 3 times a day!
With thy Needle & Thread,