Day 95 – A Year in Stitches 2017

April 5, 2017

A quiet, busy day.  Helped get my church’s food closet set up for tomorrow morning, went to get a zipper for a purse I am finishing up, and laundry!!  Later on today I will pick up the junior from school.

I did get the rest of my silk thread from The Thread Gatherer’s Etsy store….Here is a picture:

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Silk ‘N Colors in Bird of Paradise limited edition and Apricots & Plums limited edition…I cannot wait to use all my new silks!

 

Day 95:

Stitch:  Satin Stitch

Fiber:  Weeks Dye Works (I think) in a brown color, 2 ply used

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Day 94 – A Year of Stitches 2017

April 4, 2017

Today was Bible study day and going to the local needlework shop and picking up the framed Shepherd’s Bush “The Promise” piece that was over 15 years in the making….See what happens when I go through my craft room?  Here is the finished piece:

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“The Promise” by Shepherd’s Bush

I used a suede mat to match another completed Shepherd’s Bush Christmas piece.  The two pieces will be hanging near each other.

While at my local needlework store, In Stitches in Alexandria, VA, I could not help picking up some new fibers!  Last weekend I ordered some Silk ‘N Colors from The Thread Gather on their Etsy shop.  The two colors I picked out were limited editions only through their site.  I picked up some more colors today at the shop.  Bright bold colors!!

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The Thread Gather Silk ‘N Colors in Sweet Lavender, Wild Blue Yonder, Rose Manor, Bubble Gum (left to right)

 

So now to the daily progress!  I added bark to my palm tree, I guess I used a Satin Stitch in cotton floss….I  am not sure which floss or color, but I am pretty sure it is a Weeks Dye Works product.

Day 94:

Stitch:  Satin Stitch

Fiber:  Weeks Dye Works (I think) in a brown color, 2 ply used

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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 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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Day 82 – A Year of Stitches 2017

March 23, 2017

Thursday morning is busy….here is a copy of my FB post about what I was doing this morning…..

“Today the CCFC helped 33 families, including two new ones, around 150 people total, by sharing our bounty we receive from the Capital Area Food Bank, Giant, and Aldi. God has blessed the food closet with the opportunity to team up with these groups. This week we picked up over 1 ton of groceries!! That’s two thousand pounds that are picked up, unpacked, weighed, and stocked for our Thursday shopping. It is a wonderful feeling to see these grateful faces each week. Everyone is welcome to help make this example of God’s love possible for our local community.”

Here is a picture from this morning….
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Now back to stitches!!

Day 82:

Stitch:  French Knot

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

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Day 81 – A Year of Stitches 2017

March 22, 2017

Right now it is noisy outside my window, we are having our wild cherry tree pruned and crepe myrtle topped off!

 

Day 81:

Stitch:  French Knot

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

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Day 80 – A Year of Stitches 2017

March 21, 2017

It is going to take awhile to fill in the beach with french knots….I am thinking this was not a good choice….This section will take two weeks….

 

Day 80:

Stitch:  French Knot

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

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