Friday, March 15, 2019

Scrappy Stitches in March

On the 15th of each month Kate and Gun host Scrap Happy Day. Originally these posts featured patchwork made with scrap fabric. Recently we've had scraps of other types being showcased. I'm going to take my cue from those other crafters this month. My shoulder is healing, but slowly. I'm reluctant to run the risk of a setback by returning to my sewing machine just yet so I'm going to share what I've done with some scraps of embroidery floss.

This is just a tiny section of my current stitch sampler. The petals of the violets were made with some strands of hand dyed floss leftover from another project. The French knot centers were also short lengths I found in my ort jar.

The half-circle  buttonhole scallops were also done with leftover strands. I think the rest of the stitches were put in on purpose with new threads. Nearly all of the floss has been from Nancy Turner. The snowdrops are the exception. I didn't have good colors for them and had to resort to DMC. Nancy is having another give away of a lovely collection of colors. All you have to do to enter is pop over and leave a comment. 😊

These 6.5" blocks are just a place for me to practice new stitches or to doodle with needle and thread. I'll save the other embroidery I've been doing for our Stitch Along post coming up in a few days (on the 17th). In the meantime, here's the list of those who may have done something with their scraps to share with us:

Kate (me!)Gun, TittiHeléneEva, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie and Bekki


  1. Sometimes doodling is the best therapy,no need to meet a finishing date, no worry about using special threads of certain colours, and pick it up or leave it down, this is the way your shoulder will recover the best. And not too hot to be indoors, not too cold to wander out the door and see what is happening out there. Love those buttonhole scallops,made me think of wheelbarrows.

  2. This is such a pretty way of using up scraps! And really, now that the door is open to all kinds of different Scrap Happiness, I hope to see more stitched projects like yours.

  3. The world of embroidery is a mystery to me but I love seeing what other people can do with a bit of floss - as I believe it's called 😉

  4. Such pretty embroideries, and a nice way totake it easy and let yourself heal with no pressure.


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