saturday stitching

The winds are blowing outside and the balmy 60s have disappeared and left us with a freezing 20 degrees. It’s a perfect day to stay inside and catch up on some embroidery projects. I finished the blessing that was on my hoop (see sidebar) and it’s hanging to dry.

Next up on the embroidery front was my attempt at this month’s stitch along. I admit, this one had be quickly running the other direction. But I bought myself some wire and knew that I just had to try it out. Here’s a picture of my progress so far. I’m trying to make a “daisyeyes” nameplate to hang in my basement studio.

Feb Stitch along WIP

The Rooster got busy making an embroidery of his own today to deliver to his teacher on Valentine’s Day. He decided to make and “A” for the name of his school and quickly plowed through the straight stitch. I thought it needed a little something more, so I taught him how to do a chain stitch and I think he’s a natural!

stitching by the Rooster

What’s on your hoop today?


It’s been a few months since I participated in a feeling stitchy stitch-along (say that five times fast!) and I am hoping to push myself to do each of them this year. I’ve learned more new stitches from participating in these than anything else I’ve done.

This month is about couching. Floresita challenged stitchers to make some sort of banner using couching. I thought about doing a letter by letter banner on felt, but it just wasn’t coming together in my head. I have this wall in the hall (tee hee) that has this big family photo of us and it’s just begging for one of those family name sort of plaques. So this is what I came up with:

Jan '12 stitch along: getting ready

I have this fabulous yarn that I bought thinking I was going to actually knit something (big laugh here) and rather than letting it sit in my box of yarn (why I have this box I’m not sure) I thought I would use it for the letters.

Jan '12 stitch along: progress

My hope is to actually find some cool frame, paint it black if needed, and hang this above our family picture.

Happy Stitching!