Question of the Day
Welcome to Stitching Friends. We are so happy you came by for a visit. This post is our January Stitcher's Choice which lets us pick anything we want. Hope you enjoy. We added our second new feature which is Question of the Day. And, we will be announcing our newest SAL. You are invited to join us.
Are you having snowy days by you? Mary has had some in New York but of course we never get to enjoy it in Florida. But, it has been colder than usual which is ok with me. I'll be happy stitching snow!
And don't miss the give away at the end. Good luck to all who enter.
My French village got put on hold last year due to illness so this year it is my number one challenge. I was able to finish the train station and the needlework shop to join the flower shop from last year. I used different fabrics from the Petites Maison de Noel collection, yo-yo's, a herringbone stitch and covered buttons. Now three are done and twelve left to sew.
I did something to my right thumb (it kind of pops out of the socket and really hurts when I bend it) so trying to finish these took forever. Hand stitching was a nightmare but I was determined to get a couple of these done and I did. My doctor says I may need an operation (fingers crossed that won't happen)!
|Added the name of the town Avignon to the train station.|
|Love this sweet train station taking me to Provence!|
|Changed the name of the shop to Broderie which means needlework.|
|Love the spool on the top of the shop!|
|Needlework shop, flower shop and train station|
from Little House Needleworks Hometown Holiday
40 ct. vintage country mocha linen
over dyed floss and DMC
fabrics from French General
The Snow is Coming Down by The Trilogy was gifted to me by Meg of I Live to Stitch blog and I thought it would be perfect for a January stitch .Thank you Meg! January is usually a snowy month in NY but not this year. I hope to get some soon!
I found this wooden décor at Michael's after Christmas Sale for 4$ and thought it would be perfect for this stitch. I calculated which size of linen would work and 32 ct was a perfect fit. I replaced the clip on the frame for a yo yo and snowflake button. After trying out numerous trims I settled on the pom pom's as I think it looks like little snowballs.
|Stitch matted on foam core with batting|
The Snow is Coming Down
by The Triology
32 count cream linen
called for Dmc
Question of the Day
This is a new feature like high fives that we did in the last post. It should be fun to hear the answers so we hope you join along. Give us your answer with your comments.
If you could only stitch one designer for the rest of your life who would it be?
We will be starting a new SAL in February. It is a set of 12 stitches called a Year in Celebration by Hands on Design. We will stitch March during the month of February and then continue stitching April in March and so forth until all 12 are done. These look like quick stitches and DMC floss is listed as an alternative to the over dyed floss listed as well. We would love for you to join us for all twelve months or any months you like. Just let us know by email if you would like to be part of the fun. Please feel free to join at any time during the year.
Mary is giving away her pattern that she stitched her project with. Our sweet friend Meg sent it and asked for the chart to be passed on to others. So if you are interested in stitching this lovely pattern just let us know.
Thanks for joining us today. We really appreciate your visits and comments. You can count on us to stop by your blog to see what you have been stitching too. And, if you have a blog that we don't have on our sidebar please let us know. Stay warm and keep stitching!