Tuesday, May 13, 2008


After admiring the stitcheries made by many of our Australian and European bloggers, I've jumped on the bandwagon! I've always loved red work and done a bit of it in the past, but it never turned into finished projects. All that red was a little to much for me perhaps. I especially like the multi-color stitcheries that I've been seeing around blog land and in some of the newer books I've purchased or received as gifts. Besides that, I spend a lot of time sitting at the dance studio with nothing to do. A little stitching would cure that!

I've recently dug out my beautiful box of embroidery flosses, leftover from my pre-quilting life as a cross stitcher. Thing One is fascinated by this box full of color. I know she is thinking about friendship bracelets, but I'm not sharing!

I started working on Bea's Block of the Month in Blue. So far I've finished the first two blocks, and I'm trying to catch up with the rest.

I also recently made the needle book from Cinderberry Stitches, which I posted on my blog last week. Making this piece was my first try with using multiple colors, and also my first try using back stitch instead of stem stitch. I think I actually like the back stitch better.

Then I started making the Noah's Ark Block of the Month stitchery from Lynette Anderson. So far I've got two blocks finished. Boy are they tiny!! But so cute! Hmmm...I see I missed a cross stich in the grass, I need to go back and fix that!

And now, I've signed up to participate in a Cyber Stitch-Along sponsored by
Mrs. Martin's Quilt Shop in Australia. It sounds like it will be so much fun, who else is playing???

Of course working on these stitcheries, I've been using my box of floss, and I would have thought that I had enough to stitch up just about anything, but guess what? I needed to buy MORE colors! LOL. So now I'm a little bit obsessed (or possessed, perhaps?) and I'm on a mission...I've decided that to make stitching easier, I need ALL the DMC colors! LOL. I've got a list in my purse of the colors I have and I'm going to go thru the craft stores and buy more, more, more until I have all the colors. Then I'll be able to stitch anything I want! Well, as far as obsessions go, at least this one won't break the bank! 29 or 39 cents per skein isn't so bad. Much cheaper than those fat quarters, books, patterns and rulers that I'm usually obsessed with!


jovaliquilts said...

My but those bunnies are adorable! Love the sense of humor in the stitchery.

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of great stitching happening in blogland.........I have signed up for the cyber stitching........and I too have my box of threads from my cross stitch days

Sweet P said...

Blogging led me to stitcheries too! The Australians and the Europeans do wonderful work.
I'm joining the cyber stitching too. I'm in New Hampshire. Perhaps we can work on our projects together since we're in the same time zone.

Amanda said...

Oh this blasted blogging! You've created yet more work for me to do! Hooray!!! I've signed up for the cyber stitching too - I love stitching about as much as quilting, and even better when you can combine the two. You don't know where I can get the patterns for the other quilt stitcheries you show (Bea's BOM) - as I love them, but can't find the patterns anywhere.

Tanya said...

Your embroidery floss box makes me drool! I have the same box but mine is sorely lacking thread and the little that is there is kind of jumbled. Everytime I open it to do the Noah's Ark stitchery I am disappointed that I haven't bought more colors. Think I'll go looking!

Kucki68 said...

I am aiming at all Anchor colors, they are easier to get here.