Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 2014 Smalls SAL

This month for my Smalls Stitch-a-Long project I stitched the "pyn log" from Abigail Colby's Work Basket Accessories by Primitive Traditions.  Abigail was a Quaker woman deeply dedicated to her family.  She lived a life of kindness, simplicity, intelligence, orderliness, diligence and piety.  Here are lovely sewing accessories from her work basket:

I stitched mine on Lakeside Linens 40 count vintage luna linen.  I used DMC thread as charted but these pretty items all also charted for Belle Soie and I think I might purchase some for future projects.

The letters are stitched over one!  It seems like my stitching is getting smaller and smaller!

I haven't made it up yet but when I do I think I'll try stuffing it with sawdust.  I was given several bags full free from Home Depot.  That was kind of them.

Monday, March 24, 2014

This month's IHSW

I re-started "Thirsty Hart" by Heartstring Samplery on a 40 count by Lakeside Linens in the color vintage homespun.  I like it so much better than my first attempt on 32 count.  I'm using one thread instead of two and I think the subtle variation in the dyes of the threads are easier to see.  As for stitching on 40 count -- well, that's not so easy to see but it's doable.

There has been an illness in my family and life has been topsy-turvy but I did make time to stitch a little this week end.  I love the idea of having this designated stitch-a-long.  It's a fixed appointment in an ever changing world.