Sunday, March 17, 2019

Stitching Along in March

I'm probably one of the last to get my SAL post up this month. We were out shopping for a new sofa a couple of days ago and I'm only just now feeling like myself again after the exposures to fumes. The sad part is we didn't find anything we felt would do the job so we'll have to go out again sometime. Shopping used to be fun. Back in the day Hubby and I would have dates that consisted of browsing the Galleria in Houston after a cheap meal and maybe a movie. That was some 35 years ago now!

But back to the topic at hand. I finished up the first gingerbread house in the new series by Joy McDonald and her daughter. Of course I'm primarily using Nancy's hand dyed flosses for my stitching. She currently has a give away going on for a collection of beautiful spring flower colors although you've now missed out on the collection of purples she was giving away. 😉

It was fun to incorporate some different stitches. I used a lot of buttonhole stitches...

In this photo for the "gingerbread" along the roofline and that wiggly stripe between the roof and the house proper. The satin stitching to fill in the windows was a last minute addition. I just couldn't bear to have the green background showing through the windows.

The door has some buttonhole stitches for texture too. Those are Celtic cross stitches providing accent to the house front. Appropriate, since today is St. Patrick's Day! The next house in this series is due to be released tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing what we'll be given to work with. 😊

Everyone in this Stitch Along works on their own needlework project, whatever that may be. There's quite a variety of techniques on display. We post our progress every three weeks. That means our next SAL will be 7 April. I hope you find the time to do some blog hopping to see what they're up to!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Jess, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, 
Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, JackieSunny, Hayley, Megan, 
Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon


  1. Your house is darling! You did a fabulous job of choosing stitches to outline and fill things in. Beautiful work!

  2. That's a sweet little gingerbread cottage!
    (And I just went and downloaded the pattern) (but I don't need another hobby I don't need another hobby I don't need another hobby)

  3. Your house is so cute! Looking forward to see the next one!

  4. I love houses and this one is sweet. Buttonhole is a very versatile stitch and I use it frequently. This is making me want some embroidery to do. Oh no!

  5. Oh I just love the stitches you have used, and the colors! I specially love the buttonhole on the roof!! Just gorgeous :) xx

  6. Totally adorable Sue! Can't wait to see the next one in the series!

  7. I hope you are feeling better! I have only just discovered that I missed Sunday, our latest move was a disaster. This is looking very pretty, the colours are gorgeous, I can see why you like her threads!


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