It's finished. I really loved the whole process of designing and stitching this one. I think the soft colours and repetitive stitching were just what I needed this week while I was trying to decide on plans and stock for kits and fabric panels for the upcoming season!
It took quite a lot of drawing, stitching and redrawing to get this one just how I wanted it. When the children were little I used a lot of Rudolf Steiner/Waldorf methods in their education and I love the peaceful gentle art aesthetic associated with it all. And I am a big lover of Robert Frost's poetry, one of my favourites being 'stopping by woods on a snowy evening'
and of course it was inspired by all the beautiful vintage dala horses out there. Wouldn't it be lovely to ride off on one into snowy woods on a wintry evening
The pattern is in my shop now and I will be having fabric panels printed with this one later in the month. I may also offer a kit for it in time for Christmas.
So all in all I'm feeling quite (unseasonably) Christmassy now! In early October!! Today I think I will have to go make squash soup and apple cake to get myself back into the autumn rhythm, or I could start my Christmas shopping early, for the first time ever, in my life!
I think soup and apple cake...