After finishing up my pastel rainbow blocks a couple of weeks back, I’ve been considering a new stitching project.
(Hmmm, now I think about it I haven’t shared that finish – mentally adding it to next week’s calendar of posts.)
With school back now, the kids are back into their after school activities – Physie and tennis – so I have various afternoons of running around and sitting in cars or outside buildings while they practice. I try to have a project that I can take with me for these afternoons, something that I can do while chatting to other mums and small enough to carry easily.
Stitching is often a great project for these days.
When I saw this on Instagram (thanks for the tag, Carina!), I decided it would be a great way for me to step outside my comfort zone and create something beautiful. My embroidery skills are somewhat rusty but I do love needle and thread. This stitch-a-day challenge gives a theme for each day while some days are “free style” so you can get creative.
Look for others joining in the challenge using the hashtag #StitchVenture on social media.
I’ve decided to stitch my project in a grid, something I’ve been wanting to do ever since I saw Melissa Goodsell from One Crafty Mumma creating something similar a couple of years ago. My grid has 28 squares that are 1.5″ square. I used my
I used my 6.5″ x 24″ quilt ruler to mark my lines. I’m stitching on white linen and used a black Frixion pen for marking. I’ve started with a Size 8 embroidery needle and DMC stranded thread. I’m using a 7″ embroidery hoop – brand new, as the one I had had since I was a teenager just broke.
Read more about the Stitch-a-day Challenge over at the blog of Gulush Threads.
I store my threads in a box like this.
Read more about marking fabric with Frixion pens here.
Read more about stitching with a hoop here.