Wednesday, 5 April 2017

#1yearofstitches [Week 13]

I'm a little bit late this week - I love how the only thing that children willingly share is tummy bugs! But we're now 13 weeks into this little project: a quarter of the way through the year. And this is how my hoop looks.

I'm still not sure if it will last the year, but I still have a way to go yet. So far I've sewn every day, or on a couple of occasions, sewn ahead, so that I have a stitch for every day. I've used 40 different embroidery stitches, which is more than I expected!

Monday, 27th March: satin stitch in aqua to fill in round the Bullion knot wheel, near the centre.

Tuesday, 28th March: chain stitch in blue to echo the wibble at the bottom of the hoop.

Wednesday, 29th March: Cretan stitch in yellow at the bottom.

Thursday, 30th March: Lazy daisy stitch in green to embellish the Cretan stitch.

Friday, 31st March: French knots in pink to finish up the embellishment of the Cretan stitch.

Saturday, 1st April: pink French knots in the cloud filler stitch I did right at the beginning of this journey. I'm not sure about this addition: it may just be that I'm so use to seeing this as it was, that I'm not use to the addition yet.

Sunday, 2nd April: yellow chain stitch, extending the line across the top of the hoop.

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