Summer is flying by. It’s been hot, humid and generally gross here in DC, but I keep reminding myself that September is next, and after that comes the best month: October. I just know that cooler weather will be here eventually, so I am slowing knitting sweaters and longing for days of jeans and boots and knitted items to keep me warm.
There have also been little projects here and there – one-offs that, while fairly simple, are nonetheless important. Birthday gifts and thank yous are some of my favorites to make.
A simple item, a labyrinth, as a birthday gift for a dear friend. I used variegated embroidery thread, which makes it so cool to follow along as the color changes. I finished off the back with a bit of fabric over cardboard and fabric glued down to keep the stitching secure and the unsightly underside hidden, using this post for guidance. The labyrinth pattern is available at Sublime Stitching, along with lots of other embroidery fun.
Coasters! The perfect hostess/thank you gift. We recently visited friends in Seattle (more on that soon!), and I put together these coasters on a Sunday afternoon. They’re super easy if you have any charm packs of fabric hanging around. I used this tutorial as a basis for the project, and kind of winged it from there.
Hope you all are staying cool! Winter is (eventually) coming…