Embroidery: Inch Stitch Along

One of the highlights of last year was the opportunity to be a part of the &stitches crew. After much discussion, the blog was shut down this year (the archives still remain) and it has been such a joy to get to know these ladies and even though we aren’t officially stitching together anymore I know we’ll stay in touch. Even though the blog is stagnant now, we all agreed that we wanted to go ahead with our little stitch along that we had been planning behind the scenes. Each of the crew has taken a few days throughout this year to present their prompts for this little stitch along. It’s meant to be a quick one, just filling in one little inch square and inching along in stretching your embroidery muscles.

The original post with the template is here along with links to the first 4 prompts. Today I bring you prompt 5…

stitch with something other than standard 6 strand floss!


Here are a few options that I pulled from my thread stash (starting on the left)
hand dyed cotton perle
wool thread
silk thread
and on the end is the standard, divisible thread that you can’t use!

I used the silk thread and stitched an initial A for my first name.


Stitch along with us and branch out into the amazing world of threads!

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Stitchalong: Introducing Cindermouse


I’ve been stitching away lately on this little mouse in a series of three the last few weeks. She’s been a blast to put together.

I’m over here sharing all the nitty-gritty today.

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Embroidery: over at andstitches today…


Sharing how I stitched up this stumpwork butterfly over at the andstitches blog today…check it out!

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Embroidery: A new gig


Earlier this year I was asked to join the amazing team of stitchers over at the &stitches blog. I jumped at the chance to join and can’t wait for what this experience will bring. This is a great blog with awesome tutorials, stitchy news and just lots of fun things. Every month tends to have a theme and in September we are all working on this crazy technique called “stumpwork.” Head on over and follow along!

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Embroidery: Over here today….











I’m over at the &Stitches blog today sharing how to add beaded thread to your embroidery designs. Check it out! I even threw in a free pattern for you to stitch up yourself!


And if you love the pattern, but don’t want to stitch it – you can buy the trio yourself in the shop!

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