I miss the long Fall season that we had in Pennsylvania – the leaves would change and fall off the trees slowly and magically. Here in Virginia it just feels like it’s 90 degrees and green one day and then the next day it’s 60 degrees and everything is brown and crunchy… the magic is lost somehow.
Every store I went to this week pushed Halloween items to the end of the aisle and started putting out Christmas decorations already, I even saw trees for sale starting today. Why so early? Heck, it’s not even October yet!
Northern Lights by Gracewood Stitches
131 x 305 Stitch Count, on 18 count aida measures 7″ x 17″. Stitches are all cross stitch and back stitch, using DMC cotton floss, use 1 or 2 strands over 1 square.
The designers notes about the piece:
Northern Nights is inspired by cold winter nights in our northern mountain home, Gracewood. The cold blue of the night and the soft golden glow of our home’s lights on the snowy landscape gave me some of the images for this band sampler. This piece is dedicated to our two guardian dogs, Zach and his son, Jubal, sadly no longer howling at the moon.