Fall Roundup

Friday, November 2, 2012

For me, November is a month of gratitude, and I love the posts I’ve seen around the internet encouraging bloggers to post daily in November, one thing that they’re thankful for. I’m thankful for more than one thing, however – I’m thankful for the safety of all of the families who work here at DMC, all of our readers and shopkeepers in the path of the storm, and last but not least, the spirit of creativity that brings us all together.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, how about a sweet, Fall-themed roundup?

interested owls

Check out these adorable “interested owls” – a free pattern by Penelope Waits.

How pretty would these owls ¬†look in our newer shades of Variations floss? I’m thinking 4122, 4135, 4068, and 4073. Visit the post.


100 stitches - #13 leaf stitch
How about this lovely “leaf stitch” as demonstrated by Big B in her wonderful 100 stitches project? I love the texture a simple stitch can add to any piece.

I also adore the lovely autumn palette she’s chosen in this post: DMC 918, 814, 3853, 349, 680, and 699. What a gorgeous fall lineup of DMC threads!


This free felt napkin ring tutorial by Heather Bailey looks like a quick stitch and a pretty way to accent holiday tables….


Heather chose DMC silver floss to embroider details on the leaves, but Metallic pearl cotton or Light Effects floss would look equally lovely for embellishing.


This pretty oak leaf border is from a vintage pattern shared on Helimadoe, a blog on traditional Ukrainian motifs.

I was fascinated by the history of the oak leaf motif, read the post for more patterns and some historical tidbits!

This little hoop by Heidi from Hands Occupied reminds us all to take our trip to the polls!

Heidi is a newbie to embroidery, and used this little piece to practice her skills – I think she’s doing pretty well for a beginner, don’t you?
Thanksgiving sampler

Lastly, this Thanksgiving sampler by Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World reminds me of the things that are really important, that really make every moment “as good as a feast” – family, friends, and loved ones.

To everyone out there in the wake of the storm, may you stay dry, warm, and inspired this week. To those of you who worry for loved ones, I hope that moments spent crafting may bring you a measure of comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


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  • Marian
    November 2nd, 2012 5:39 pm

    Thank you Emma, as always, an interesting read.

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