Thursday, December 15, 2016

One Year of Stitches......

This is an interesting challenge. It's called "One Year of Stitches". I saw something about it on Pinterest and wandered around until I found a blog post about the project on Craftsy.

It would be an interesting way of showcasing some of the various stitches from the "Take a Stitch Tuesday" challenge. It certainly would be an organic piece of work as it evolved on a daily basis.

The only negative for me regarding the Craftsy challenge is that I don't use Instagram. I'm sure I'm not the only one. I have enough social media interaction to keep me more please....LOL

By the way did you notice at the bottom of the post that Craftsy is offering a free downloadable guide to hand embroidery. I'm all about freebies so I downloaded it :) It's very basic. Definitely for a beginner but a very good guide if you're a newbie.

Although the "One Year of Stitches" wouldn't have to be in a hoop. You could take this idea and really have fun with it. For instance here's Sharon B's Band Sampler. 

I like the idea that Sharon added special events and happenings in script as she went along.

Then I noticed that Pamela Kellogg is doing a "Never Ending Sampler Stitch Along".  Here's the link to her first post.

Lots of possibilities to keep me busy. 

Take care:)


  1. I hadn't seen the year of stitches challenge before - interesting!! Like you though I'm not involved in instagram. Might be fun to do the challenge anyway, with or without instagram involvement.

  2. Oh my, beautiful stitch work. It looks like fun but I better not start or else I'll never get any dolls sewn.

  3. An interesting challenge. Her stitching is beautiful. I'm not too good with challenges. I sure don't want to have to hook up on IG which seems to be the place everyone is going. I think my focus this year will be on fabric. I want to try my hand at applique. I like fabric...seems to be a likely path to travel right now.

    Let us know if you join the challenge or create your own. You're pretty good at that!!

    Merry Christmas
    xx, Carol

  4. Thanks for the links MaryAnn, off to have a look.


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