January 26, 2017
I started today bright and early. Thursday mornings, my church runs a community food closet for needy families from our local elementary school where I help out. We served 33 families, almost 150 people, with the ¾ tons of food we collected from our local area food bank and local stores this week. After that, I stopped by my local needlework shop looking for fibers and embroidery hoops. They have lots of fibers and hoops, but I would love an oval hoop, so I will keep looking. I did pick up some ribbon, silk floss and more hand dyed cotton. Can you tell I love color? If you are in the Northern Virginia area near Alexandria, I strongly recommend In Stitches Needlework!
Today I added another yellow rose using the same thread, but this rose is almost a golden hue! (picture taken in sunlight on porch!)
Stitch: Woven Wheel or Spider Woven Wheel Stitch
Fiber: Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art in Summer Meadow, used 2 ply