Another month on the stitch journal, recording the autumn days.
The weather is still unseasonably mild, which I find worrying. But weather is not the same as season, and the light is starting to change as we continue on our annual journey around the sun.
31st October is Samhain in the pagan calendar and traditionally marks the start of winter. The days are so much shorter already but I enjoy the long dark nights. Just extra sewing time really; time to reflect and make plans.
November is stretching out ahead, its days already outlined.
I’m stitching on a vintage French metis (linen/cotton blend) bed sheet which had worn thin in places. I can see I will have to start the new month with some darning.
8 thoughts on “October”
love the close-up of your threadbare patches … which reminds me … I need to darn socks
don’t know how I missed the stitching around most every box in the past … too fascinated by the stitches in the middle I suppose … thanks for your recent post that brought it to my attention
Ha, yes I have socks to mend too, never seem to get round to it. Yes, I delineate the edges of each day with a simple whip stitch. I like the way the thread wraps around the perimeters.
I love the mixture of pattern and picture you’ve made here!
Thank you, it just happens on its own really. I don’t plan any of it and I try not to overthink it. A valuable lesson to self there I think – switch off brain and let the hands do whatever they like 🙂
Your stitch journal is so beautiful!! What a lovely idea! I also enjoy the longer nights of winter for the same reason – more sewing time!
Thank you – yes, I’ve enjoyed working on it this year. Looking forward to those long winter evenings 🙂
That used linen looks so buttery soft. A joy to handle I’m sure.
It really is. It was quite firm when I started in January but it’s softened beautifully with repeated handling
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