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House Embroidery – Garden Added

Still working on the house embroidery. It has been a busy couple of months so stitching progress has been slow. However, the landscape has been the most enjoyable part of the project. There are 4 rows of of plants in the front and a few on the side. I tried to keep the embroidery as close to the reality of our front garden as possible. Sadly, I am not sure what the two layers of bushes are called in the back, but the front two layers are ornamental grass and Day Lilies. On the side of the driveway is a largish Pacific Rhododendron and 3 Lavender plants.

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House Embroidery

Ever found yourself on Pinterest at 3 AM? I’m not saying this is a good thing, or even a planned event, but when the sleeping gods are not smiling on me I tend to find myself browsing through Pinterest in the small hours of the morning. And I’ll hand it to Pinterest, their search algorithm is pretty good.

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Buttonhole Wheel – TAST 13

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 13: Buttonhole Wheel.

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Chevron and Sheaf Stitch – TAST 11-12

Take a Stitch Tuesday weeks 11 – 12: Chevron Stitch and Sheaf Stitch. This week’s design turned out endearing…like ugly Christmas sweater endearing.

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Couching Stitch – TAST 10

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 10: Couching Stitch. Couching on a Couch. So I made it to week 10! That is longer than the “no sweets” challenge of 2018 lasted….3 weeks.

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Cretan Stitch – TAST 9

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 9: Cretan Stitch. Back to the earlier cabin block. I had the idea that I could use Cretan and Herringbone stitches in a combo to create something that would resemble a fence, then the plan was to layer in trees to make a forest scene.

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Stem Stitch – TAST 8

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 8: Stem Stitch. Last week’s feather stitch challenge sparked a run of creativity, and along with a couple of cold Seattle days where actual sunlight poked through the drizzle helped push me into dreaming about spring.

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Feather Stitch – TAST 7

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 7: Feather Stitch. This week was a fun challenge opening with feather stitch. Feather stitch is one of my favorite stitches and allows creativity for layering, texturing and seems so organic that it stirred up inspiration for late winter and early spring flower designs to add to the table runner.

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Chain Stitch – TAST 6

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 6: Chain Stitch.  I struggled with this stitch, not because it is technically difficult, but because I had a hard time getting inspired with the stitch.

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