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Friday, December 30, 2016

~ Creative Minds ~

Have you heard?
in just a few hours there will begin another 
1 Year of Stitches embroidery project 
happening on FB and Instagram ~

I heard about it through my Humble Work Hand Embroidery group on FB
and decided to join in on the fun!
Here's the Humble Work group link:
Here is the link to the 1 Year of Stitches 2017 FB group:

I encourage you all to break out of your comfort zones 
 ~ and do a little soul-searching through needle and thread.

I've chosen to work my Year of Stitches
on my 10" Morgan hoop, using threads that I have here in my sewing room...
some antique French threads, Valdani, DMC, over-dyeds from Gentle Art & Weeks Dye Works,
and wool threads from Moire ~ just a happy mix of textures and colors....

my base fabric is a stained Osnaburg, which I nicknamed 'Cupboard Cloth' ~
which has a look of homespun cloth, 
and can be cross stitched upon as well as embroidered on...
{{ but know that it is an UNeven-weave cloth}}

I don't have any solid plans for exactly WHAT I'll be stitching day-to-day, 
I think I'll try a different stitch a day and see where that goes.

I'm so excited to be a part of this project, along with SO MANY of you
and can't wait to see the progress on Instagram & FB

If you have not had the pleasure of visiting 
Brown Paper Bag
a website dedicated to illustration and needlework,
here is the link: http://www.brwnpaperbag.com/
I have never seen so much creative talent in one place before!!!
I'm steadily working on this at the moment,
other of my embroidered hearts ~ 

I finished the basket last night,
and now am on to the florals & such...

{{I am loving the white threads on the old brown calico.}}
will stain this when complete for an early look too.

** look for new 2017 patterns for my
rug hooking, cross stitch, punch needle and embroidery soon.
Blessings from the Farm ~ 


Anonymous said...

The One Year of Stitches Project sounds delightful as well as productive. I like the idea that the various stitches combine into a single "create-as-you-go" art piece. Very clever and fun, this idea!

NMK said...

It is so neat to see all the different types of stitches & added little touches, makes it so interesting ! I feel like getting my old jeans back from my daughter that I spent summers embroidering all over the bell bottoms !

Anonymous said...

I have to comment on NMK's comment…YES! I love that idea! I remember embroidering those blue work shirts and my jeans…very, very cool…then and now!

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Great idea! What size is your cloth

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