October Recap

It seems like I was just writing a September wrap-up and here I am closing out October already!

This month's completed projects:
It doesn't seem like much, does it? Well, my machine was in for repair the first week of October, so that slowed me down just a little.

My main project for the past few weeks is a custom embroidery "job" for CANE Child Development Center in Wakefield, RI. I created the embroidery designs and made a sample t-shirt in August (and wrote about it here). I've finally completed the embroidery and now just need to wash and dry the shirts once more and then inspect them for quality before shipping them off.


Slideshow of work in progress embedded in this post (above)

I didn't have time to start or finish any other Halloween projects. I just managed to do a sample stitch-out of this applique design from Embroidery Library:

The colors aren't quite right on the computer screen -- this is more of an antique tan, burnt orange wool/rayon blend felt. I have no idea what I could do with this sample . . . maybe a mini wall ornament?

Also in October, I attended the Northcott Buyer for a Day event at the Cozy Quilt Shoppe. Denise wrote about this event and posted photos.

What's next on the list? I found some fabric at JoAnn Fabrics in Ramsey this week that should make a really nice autumn/Thanksgiving table cloth and runner combo for my dining room and kitchen tables. I want to use my serger and a decorative rolled edge hem on these, then maybe add some leaf embroidery . . .

I have a project planned for my niece, Elora's birthday -- it involves sewing, embroidery and cooking! But I won't say any more than that, just in case she happens to visit my blog. I won't be able to reveal what it is until after Thanksgiving.

So that's November's plan for now -- Elora's birthday gift, Thanksgiving projects, and then I can start on Christmas . . .

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