UATR Embroidery Club | October Introduction

UATR Embroidery Club | October Introduction

Hello, hello! October is finally here. I think it may be time to take a trip out to the pumpkin farm! Who else is going this week? Truthfully, I've been wanting to go all of September, but thought I would hold my excitement in until then. While this bird surrounded by pink flowers was not exactly what I had pictured in my head for autumn, I am so glad that you all voted for it on Instagram last month. I couldn't decide between this, another bee, or a rose. This design is something so new and fresh for us - I really hope you love it! The instructions for this kit are the most detailed I have ever done, so don't worry if you think it looks too difficult. It's really not that daunting once you get past those roadblocks in your head, you know?

I was really inspired by watching all of the sweet wrens and sparrows sitting on the picket fence surrounding our garden over the past few months. This bird took me about three months to finish! Whenever we travel to art shows and bring along my embroidery, that's one of the first questions I get asked: how long do these take you?! Honestly, I really don't know. Each piece is so different, not even when it comes to difficulty of stitches, but in figuring out how I want the final piece to look in my head. This bird gave me a lot of limitations as I tried figuring out where all of the parts and pieces went. The flowers are always the fun part for me! 

I hope you really enjoy stitching this one, whether it takes you a week or several months. My hope with including color patterns is that you can figure out where everything goes a little more smoothly than myself. I am hoping to go live at least once this month so I can show you how to do some of the stitches. In the packet, I shared a YouTube video link with you from craftyattic where she shows herself stitching a blue tit bird. I really want to get into making videos some day, but I honestly do not have the time right now. Maybe one day! But go watch that video. She doesn't talk through it, but it's helpful to see how she places her stitches, and I think watching someone can sometimes help you in figuring out a new skill. Again, hoping to get back on live this month!

Have you been missing that? I felt like I had a HUGE decline in viewers and questions during August. I wasn't sure if it was just getting boring or what, and that's totally fine. I am a terrible conversationalist and actually prefer not talking for 40 minutes, BUT I am totally there if it was helpful to you! Other than that, I am still sometimes confused by this whole "club" aspect. Some months we get a lot of interaction and others we don't. September was kind of a silent month, and I am hoping to hear from more of you this month. Head below to see what October's challenge is!

For those of you who bought the kit and/or pattern, I provided you with a link to see more photos of the bird completed! This is a resource for you so that you may see the stitches up close. Click the button below to check them out!

OCTOBER CHALLENGE: How long have you been crafting/creating? What impact has crafting made on your personal life? Have you made new friends, started a club or circle, realized an inborn passion you never knew you had? I'd love to know!

Introduce yourself in the comments and answer the challenge question! It's always so fun to meet all of you who are stitching with us or want to stitch with us in upcoming months. You make my days brighter! For me, creating and crafting always leads me to meet new people who share such similar personalities and values to me. I love that I can meet women of all ages in a yarn shop or while at a spinning class. Embroiderers are far and few between, and we must stick together! (:

xoxo Kayla

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