March Stitches

This is the season she will make beautiful things. Not perfect things but honest things that speak to who she is and who she is called to be. – Morgan Harper Nichols

A Year of French Knots
Month Three – March 2019
31 days x 10 French knots per day = 310 French knots

DMC colors used: 
January – 310, February – 280, March 310 = 900 French knots

This month was filled with embroidery creations for my sister’s store, Weathered Revivals. Sales were very good, so I need to get my butt busy and make some more! Below are my March embroidery creations!

8″ Minnesota hoop
5″ Ya, You Bet’cha hoop
7″ Uffda hoop – black stained hoop w/ shaded with watercolor pencils
7″ Farmhouse hoop w/ beautiful linen and black-eyed susans
6″ grey and yellow punch needle shooting star
6″ brown and teal blue punch needle shooting star
6″ super sweet spring colored punch needle shooting star

2019 Stitchalong with New Leaf Stitchery

“Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” -E.V.

I’ve been following New Leaf Stitchery on her Instagram, website, and Etsy for quite some time. In fact, I purchased her Juniper Kit before Christmas but have yet to start it… so many projects, so little time! Jen is a super sweet and very talented. For 2019, she started a stitchalong and I was and am so excited to participate!

This was my take on the January pattern. I love the fun colors and the featured stitch, the fly stitch, was super fun!

Most of all, I am extremely honored that Jen featured my piece on her January roundup post! Please check her out, and give her some love and support!

A Year of French Knots

My own hobbies are rather quiet. I like to read and do needlework, and I love animals. – Betsy Byers

Month One – January 2019
31 days x 10 French knots per day = 310 French knots

All throughout 2018, I watched one of my favorite embroidery instagrammers, adamsela, worked through a year of French knots, and I knew that once 2019 rolled around, I wanted to give it a try. French knots are one of my favorite stitches, and I absolutely loved the piece of art it turned out to be. I’m doing 10 french knots a day for 365 days, using all 6 strands of DMC floss, with each knot being wrapped around the needle twice. I chose random colors, and typically chose a week’s worth at a time to make it easier. So, month one is now complete, and I am already loving how it’s turning out! And you know my OCD self had to start a dated spreadsheet to keep track of the colors I am using, you know, so I don’t use a color twice.

DMC colors used: 14, 340, 731, 600, 758, 677, 3801, 3812, 825, 794, 955, 702, 761, 725, 333, 3328, 535, 3886, 3961, 3832, 806, 3819, 956, 26, 3753, 919, 3607, 701, 742, 3607