While I'm sure there are embroidery enthusiasts that stitch all year round, my tendency is to stitch when the weather gets cold.
Well, it's cold. It's been cold for months. & just like clockwork, I began pulling out my embroidery boxes and getting to work and working on bigger and better embroidery projects. Ones that include (GASP) filling in large spaces. It's a technique that's really more like an art. At least to me it is. Filling in space can seem overwhelming, but I promised myself I would practice practice practice it. I'm definitely seeing improvement.
I also took a different route and began turning my works, some old and some new, into sew on patches. I'm not sure whether this is one of those "HOLY SHIT MAKE EVERYTHING INTO A PATCH!" moments that come and go, or if I will continue.
I think I'll try putting them into the shop. While I enjoy stitching, I usually just pick something that looks fun and go for it rather than making things I need or want. So they usually get placed in a sealed box and nothing really happens to them. I tried changing that by stitching quilt squares, and I'm still planning to continue that, but I don't experiment with those. I tend to have them very planned and I'm critical about them too much to have fun.
So, if you're in need of a cool embroidered patch- say, for your child's school backpack or suitcase or a jacket. You know where you can find me.