Year in Stitch

I had a small piece of Yukata left from a larger wall hanging and strip pieced around it to get ready for stitching. Originally, the pieces were in an ethnic shirt I made but it was the type that you had to be a contortionist to get into, so I took it apart to use the pieces.

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Knitting

I finished knitting a cowl which is very handy right now with our snow. It doesn’t snow very often in the Pacific NW, but if it does, my area is sure to get it. Knitting by the wood stove is cozy. Hauling the wood is good exercise.

Bead Journal Project

My brother and a friend bought a bucket of Turquoise from a rock hound. I was the lucky recipient of some of the pieces.

The background is needlefelted and machine quilted. The edge is yarn zigzagged in place-3 rounds of it. The Turquoise is held in place by size 11 seed beads in whichever way was necessary for them to stay in place. Turquoise chips and ll and 8 seed beads add to the background.

Sewing

To use another ethnic piece I made it into a pocket on a tote. The tote is denim from old jeans. The handles are some braid I found in my supplies.