Today is the first day of Autumn, hurrah! And it actually does feel like Autumn this morning here in NW Arkansas. (double hurrah!) Autumn is my favorite season, there are so many beautiful changes in the world all around. The weather turns cooler and it makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea and, of course, a hand embroidery project. To celebrate, I'm sharing a new freebie embroidery pattern, this cute little chipmunk. (complete with an acorn, my yard is full of them right now!)
I stitched mine up in my favorite stitch, the Split Stitch. I love it because it's super easy and quick, great for outlines. Here's how to do it:
Start with a tiny stitch and bring your needle up through the center of it, splitting the stitch in the middle. Continue making more stitches the same way along the line of your pattern.
I use the Split Stitch more than any other. Want to stitch up my cute chipmunk? Here's the pattern!
(Click to enlarge.)
Have fun and enjoy your Autumn!