Editor's Letter

Ellen March

I’m so lucky to live in Colorado—especially during this time of
year. When the leaves change, the colors are so vibrant and the
air is so crisp that you can’t help but fall in love with the surroundings.
I hope that you’re able to enjoy the autumn scenery
wherever you call home and translate the natural beauty into
your embroidery projects.

In the spirit of autumn, we’ve compiled some fantastic projects
to get your creative juices flowing. Make a festive wool jacket full
of falling leaves and seasonal berries (page 38). Welcome friends
with a quilted wall hanging (download the free stipple background
design at cmemag.com). Or go camping with a cozy
blanket to snuggle up with by the fire (page 44).

It’s also time for school to start again, and kids and grandkids
will be busy with a schedule full of activities. The quick-and-easy
reusable lunch sack on page 30 makes a perfect back-to-school
gift. Or make one for yourself or your coworkers to promote
healthier eating and waste reduction.

Don’t forget that Halloween is quickly approaching! Turn to
page 42 for a cute pumpkin treat bag and download the free
pumpkin face design at cmemag.com. While you’re on the Web
site, visit our Halloween Costume message board to give and receive
tips and tricks for sewing costumes. And post photos of your
favorite homemade costumes from years past to inspire others
(or just for laughs).

Whether it’s the scenery or the holidays that inspire you this
autumn, I hope you feel compelled to sew and embroider your
heart out with this issue as your guide.

Take Care,



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