Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Indian Summer Patchwork

I am a bargain seeker, a treasure hunter, collector of odds and ends. My bead stash runneth over. So, when the theme for the Etsy Beadweavers team September challenge was announced, Indian Summer Dream, I knew I had the perfect components to make up my interpretation of the theme - somewhere!

Last fall I bought these darling fall leaf buttons in Hobby Lobby's clearance aisle. At the time of the purchase, I wasn't sure what I'd use them for, but they said "take us home" so I did. Now which drawer did I put them in? Oh yeah, there they are! Okay, so how do I make them up? Lots of fall colors, of course! What else does "Indian summer" make me think of? Wrapping up in an old throw at football games, kicking through the fallen leaves on a crisp afternoon walk, seeing the glorious autumn patchwork of treetops blanketing the Flinthills.

I think I've got it now... a patchwork of autumn colors, scattered with leaves, to wrap around the wrist.