I've been on a patriotic kick this year, and instantly fell in love with this Dyeing To Stitch club piece from Plum Street Samplers. The house was a bear to stitch, and I'm still going through and filling in the white mortar between the bricks, but at least the house itself is done. I know a lot of you can stitch much faster than me by using the sewing method, but I just can't get the hang of it. I find my stitches end up all twisted, which makes me crazy. So, I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll be a poke and stab stitcher.
I chose to use a different fabric than what came in the kit - I used a piece of 36 ct. vintage navy bean from my stash. I felt that it enhanced the fibers better than the kit fabric.
I am absolutely in love with the red, white, and blue stars that are all over this piece! They're all so different! Plus, the color choices are perfectly patriotic :-)
I also chose to use two strands instead of one, even though this is 36 ct fabric. I don't like all the "white space" using one over two on 36 ct. creates, so I often use two strands, which makes my stitches a little plumper.
I still have a bit more to go on this one, although I do hope to finish it soon! The house was the part that took me the longest, so hopefully the rest will go a bit quicker! I have an itch to do some ornaments now that we're creeping closer to Christmas (YAYYYYYYY!!!!), so I may put some of my bigger pieces down for a bit and work on some smalls :-)
Happy Monday, everyone!