Sunday, April 2, 2017

Stitch Along in April

Late last month I was busy finishing up the Moonlight Love embroidery that I thought was going to be part of our niece's wedding quilt. As it turned out, the embroidery was too dark to include in the quilt so I get to hang onto it and enjoy it in our home. :- )


Even in a rush it was fun to do. Then I was busy building the quilt top so not a lot of stitching took place. In the last few days I've started to almost replicate one of the needlepoint coin purses I've made in the past.


I bought a blank canvas purse one time when I also purchased a kit. At the time I didn't have a clue what I would do with it. Such a quantity of leftover floss had accumulated from all the kits that I knew I wanted a design that would at least make a dent - never mind all the other floss I have in my stash! These hearts are simple and straightforward. They and the border can be counted out the same way counted cross stitch designs are done. It's a bit more demanding mentally than just stitching by color but once I get the hearts in place I'll have the background to fill in mindlessly. ;- )

There's quite a gang of us in this stitch along now, all over the world. Many are doing cross stitch projects (some quite ambitious) but there's a variety of needlework being done. If you'd like the motivation that a deadline provides contact Avis, our group's administrator. Oh, and welcome to Mary Margaret and Timothy, our newest members!


14 comments:

  1. There's always something so fresh and fun about brights teamed with black and white. Both these little purses are so pretty, and I bet the fact that they're little means you get them finished before you get tired of them!

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  2. another pretty purse in the making ^^

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  3. Your Moonlight Love is truly beautiful, those waving bended branches so pretty, and now it is staying.

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  4. Love the Moonlight wall hanging! Well done on another finish and a bright and cheery new project.

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  5. I love that little embroidery! It is just sweet!

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  6. I love your bright and happy designs! These will make lovely purses.

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  7. Love those little purses and the moonlight embroidery is gorgeous :)

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  8. I love the moonlight love. So pretty it's a shame it couldn't be incorporated into the quilt. Maybe you could date it with your neice's wedding date and give it to them as a 1st anniversary gift? Beautiful work!

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  9. Your finish is so pretty, it would be a shame to part with it so I am pleased its original purpose did not work out and you now get to enjoy it in your own home.

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  10. The embroidery is very pretty.. The coin purse will be cute when done.

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  11. I agree with 'Unknown' - the embroidery would make a perfect First Anniversary gift for the couple - if you can part with it that is.

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  12. I do like the block, too bad it couldn't go in the quilt. It's just lovely. Your purse idea to use up your scraps of thread - also a good idea!

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  13. I love your coin purses! Itching to do one too :)

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  14. I think keeping this piece separate was a good decision. It looks lovely framed on its own.

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