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Grace On Thee | Cross Stitch

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. 

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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 :-)

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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!

 

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