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Archives for: May 2010

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05/28/10

  07:44:00 pm, by Airycat   , 298 words  
Categories: Chitchat, Hand Embroidery, Cross Stitch

Books!

I just got back from a visit with my sister and have borrowed eleven books on embroidery. She's done a lot more of it than I have. I'll be using these books to practice stitches in my blessings book sampler, so hopefully, I'll have something to add… more »

05/23/10

  01:11:00 am, by Airycat   , 275 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Blessings Stitched Fabric Book

Progress!

I managed to stitch five squares in my blessings book, this evening. Three of them are practice stitches and two are blessings.   (Click image for larger view.) My first blessing is my faith. While I am no longer a particularly religious person, I… more »

05/22/10

  03:33:00 pm, by Airycat   , 103 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Stitches

Herringbone Stitch

I'm not exactly doing the TAST Challenge, but I chose that to determine which stitch to use in the various stitch blocks in my Blessings book. As I get better at doing them, I will embrace more the spirit of TAST and see what else I can do with them.… more »

05/21/10

  02:20:00 am, by Airycat   , 257 words  
Categories: Needlework, Machine Embroidery, Fabric Art

Machines Revolt!

In my typical ADD fashion, I started another project I was thinking about. This one is the sewing machine cover. felting machine embroidery machine Debie's machines have covers to keep put the dust and cat & dog hair, but mine doesn't. g… more »
  12:10:00 am, by Airycat   , 120 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Blessings Stitched Fabric Book

More Starting

I started with a stitch square rather than a blessing square. I will probably do a few more of these randomly before I do my first square. My first herringbone is not too great because I didn't mark my lines, so it's a little wonky. It makes me think of… more »

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