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:

Kate Chiconi said...

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!

claire93 said...

another pretty purse in the making ^^

Nancy J said...

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

sewingbesidethesea said...

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

livinginrapidcity said...

I love that little embroidery! It is just sweet!

Hillview Embroidery said...

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

aslightobsessionwithbooks said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

stitchingranny said...

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.

Cindy said...

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

tialys said...

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

desertskyquilts said...

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!

Susan said...

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

Granny Maud's Girl said...

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