Day 89 – A Year in Stitches 2017

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March 30, 2017

After a busy morning sharing with 28 local families at our church’s food closet, I finished a stitching project unearthed while looking through my stash for fibers!

I found Blackbird Designs’ “Easter Parade” leaflet with fabric and fiber all ready to stitch!  So, earlier this year I finished the bunny from the pattern (omitting the border since I was using an embroidery hoop to finish!).  After I stained a wooden hoop, I finished the bunny, adhering to the frame and covering the back with a beautiful wool felt I picked up from Michaels.

Easter Parade bunny in hoop

 

Here it is with the a bunny friend in our living room on the piano.

Easter Parade bunny and friends

The basket in between has a collection of eggs:  beaded, dyed when I was growing up, some with dried flowers, and my favorite, a Ukrainian egg from growing up as well.

For my main hoop, more sand….It looks like only sand this week, I will add palm tree next week.

 

Day 89:

Stitch:  French Knot

Fiber:  Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art in Flax, using 2 ply

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Day 88 – A Year in Stitches 2017

  May 28, 2017 Today was a busy day, not really doing too much, but I needed to pick up some interfacing that only the local quilt store carries, so that meant going in the opposite direction of my errands for the day.   After that successful outing (ending up getting more fabric!), I headed to […]

 

March 29, 2017

Today I added more sand to my hoop.  Surprise!

 

Day 88:

Stitch:  French Knot

Fiber:  Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art in Flax, using 2 ply

 

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Day 87 – A Year in Stitches 2017

 

March 28, 2017

Today was a busy day, not really doing too much, but I needed to pick up some interfacing that only the local quilt store carries, so that meant going in the opposite direction of my errands for the day.   After that successful outing (ending up getting more fabric!), I headed to a local jeweler to get a replacement watch band for a vintage turquoise watch that was my Mom’s.  I also found out that I could get a ring resized, a wonderful golden topaz (aka citrine) my Dad picked up while stationed in Vietnam and designed the setting.  That will be a future visit to the jewelers.  I wrapped up my errands by getting my hair cut!

So, today I added more sand to my hoop.  It looks like I will finish the sand and maybe start a palm tree this week.

 

Day 87:

Stitch:  French Knot

Fiber:  Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art in Flax, using 2 ply

 

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Day 86 – A Year in Stitches 2017

March 27, 2017

Monday morning was spent trying to organize my fibers for this project, as well as my jewelry supplies.  Spring break is coming up when we will visit college campuses for the youngest, so the house needs to be ready for cat sitting!

 

So, today I added more sand while working on the house.

Day 86:

Stitch:  French Knot

Fiber:  Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art in Flax, using 2 ply

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Day 84, Week 12, YTD– A Year of Stitches 2017

March 25, 2017

Spring is trying to visit Northern Virginia!  Today we are going to be in the 70s, so we are starting to tidy up the yard.  We had our large wild cherry tree and crepe myrtle pruned and are working on the screened porch.

This week, I decided to add a sandy beach to the tropical section of my hoop.  So, some chain stitch and lots of french knots!!  Hopefully I will finish the beach next week….

Day 84

Stitch:  French Knot

Fiber:  Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art in Flax, 2 ply used.

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Year to Date Ending March 25, 2017 – Week 12

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Day 83 – A Year of Stitches 2017

March 24, 2017

Our local school system had a teacher’s workday, so my youngest was home all day…..So we did important things like getting his hair cut and grabbing lunch at a Chinese restaurant with the husband.

But  before that, I did manage to add more sand to my beach…..

 

 

Day 83:

Stitch:  French Knot

Fiber:  Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art in Flax, 2 ply used

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