The Wind in the Willows

Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.

-Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

The July block in my Happily Ever Stitchalong was Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows. I did read the book when I was younger but when I think of this story the first thing that comes to mind is that kind of creepy stop-motion TV series. Anyhow, I rewatched the series while I was working on this and it was quite pleasant in that slow, pastoral English countryside way (as an aside, I never noticed as a kid, but how weird is it that there are almost no female characters? I’ll have to reread the book and see if there are any in the original.)

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Happily Ever Stitchalong The Wind in the Willows

I liked this month’s block but I made so many little mistakes here and there. I kept having to rip out and restitch sections, which really slowed my progress for the month.

I started with blues and greys this time around – and white, but as you know by now the white is practically invisible (there are cloud in the top left and middle).

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Happily Ever Stitchalong The Wind in the Willows

Next came green and brown, which finished up most of the block, there were just a few spots left that needed to be filled with the warmer colours.

Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Happily Ever Stitchalong The Wind in the Willows

I had intended to make some headway on the borders but simply didn’t get to them. That’s okay though, I’ve still got several months to catch up.

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