Year in Stitch

The llth square-just one more to go before finishing the wall hanging. This one feature Cretan Stitch with the Buttonhole stitch attaching it to the background.

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Winter

We in the Pacific NW thought we had escaped snow this winter. Wrong–it was just late. This is my back yard. At least it gives me an excuse to stay home and stitch. I live on a hill in the country and just stay home.

Knitting

During cold weather times, my favorite thing to do is knit. This shawl was knit with one of those balls that change color. While knitting, the shawl keeps you warm.

Year in Stitch

Fly stitch is the main one on this square with French knots to accent. Buttonhole stitch attaches it to the background. Chain stitch is next to the sequin.

Quilting

I’ve been using the little batik squares that I’ve collected by hand stitching over the design and setting them into little quilts. This oneĀ  is only 6 by 6″. The quilting was done by machine.

Bead Journal Project

February to me means Valentine’s Day, hearts and my anniversary. I liked the purple hearts and didn’t have red ones. The stitches are Back stitch and Stop stitch. The beads are seed beads in sizes 8, 10, and 11 and the hearts.