Sunday, March 21, 2021


 it's sunny out today, 😁 the temp is 55 weather app says we will get up to 65 today.  YEA...I'm ready for warmer weather.

 I stumbled onto a blog one day while I was blog hopping.  It's over at Needle and Thread...and the blogger  is Mary Corbet.  She has put out a challenge to's to stitch on a Band Sampler for the year.  I've always wanted to do a Band I decided to join in. 

I've started my Band Sampler.....what the heck is a Band Sampler?  You can find out here.   I bought some 32 ct. Linen and cut my band 12 inches wide.  It's also a little long, I'm going to have to cut it, it's way to cumbersome to work with.

 The first stitch I learned to embroider was the Buttonhole Stitch...I though it was appropriate to put that as my first stitch...the next line is Fly Stitch and Bullion Knots.  What are the circles for?  They are going to be Buttonhole Wheels.  While taking this picture I noticed my line of Fly Stitch is not straight.  I'm having trouble keeping the lines straight.  I haven't got a fabric marker at this I've been using a pencil.  Which is ok if the stitch covers the line.  But if not, it leaves a mark you can see.  So I guess I'm going to have to send someone to buy me one.  

As for quilting, a friend came by yesterday and brought me a surprise.  A tin full of tiny.....

Hexies, squares and triangles.  I sorted them all out and hoping I can do something with them.  The lady who sent them started a hexie quilt....


So maybe I'll just continue with that.  I think I'll work on my Band Sampler today.  And keep thinking about what to do with the hexies.  What are you working on today?

I'm linking to:

Slow Sunday Stitching

Oh Scrap

15 Minutes to Stitch

Patchwork and Quilts



  1. Fun embroidery project! And this tin full of treasures! Hmm, you are going to have fun with it!
    Thank you for linking up today ;)

  2. Fun embroidery, and great hexies! Have a great week!

  3. Those hexies are addictive and Mary, from Needle and Thread is also working on a hexie quilt. Love her blog, she is an embroidery ambassador.

  4. Good luck with your band sampler, it is going to be awesome.

  5. I have just started embroidering again so I'll look into that. Your band is really cute! Do you just buy linen at the fabric store or is there special linen you use for embroidery?

  6. I'd never heard of band samplers, that was in interesting history lesson. You've got a good start on yours. Enjoy playing with your new scraps. Happy stitching this week.

  7. I just discovered your blog from your link in Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching. I'm looking forward to following you and seeing what happens with your embroidery and gift hexies.

  8. Sunshine goes right along with Salt and Sand for sure. Love those stitches.


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