it's sunny out today, 😁 the temp is 55 degrees...my 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 embroiderers...it's to stitch on a Band Sampler for the year. I've always wanted to do a Band Sampler..so 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 time...so 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....
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