I have been having a great time stitching in September. This is another Bronwyn Hayes design that I have been wanting to do for ages, but just kept putting it off. I am enjoying the swaps I am doing immensely because I am doing all kinds of things I had only planned to do before! The photo is a little dull because I couldn't wait till day to photograph it. In my pattern book this stitchery is part of a bag, but I'm not sure what I am going to do with it yet. When I bought the pattern I planned to make a pastel blue and pink bag. I traced it out last month with the same thought in mind. But on the weekend I suddenly decided to make the stitchery all about monarch butterflies and my colour scheme turned into orange, brown and black. I thought about getting some fabrics that matched the new colour scheme (they are colours I don't generally buy because they don't usually appeal to me. My stash has holes in it colourwise because I tend only to buy fabrics that immediately appeal to me.) and as we travelled home from seeing Miss 16 win an umpiring award (she is so clever!) we drove past a quilting shop that was open and I not only found brown and orange fabric, I also found butterfly fabric. So my decision was made. I'm going the whole monarch butterfly thing! I borrowed a book from the library last week about beading on fabric and decided that this stitchery would be my first experiment in this technique.
So, this is what I am working on. There is also some sewing room tidying happening and some grandson clothes sewing. (He is growing like a weed!) I am also thinking about other stitching projects to fulfill my swap commitments. Stay tuned!!!