Sunday, November 5, 2017

Saturday's Song. Slow Sunday Stitching. A Finish! Stash Report

Saturday's Song
Friend, Jesus has you.  He really does.

If you are at the end of your rope...
if you are hurting...
if you are seeking...
give Him a try.

Slow Sunday Stitching.
I almost gave up on my Advent Tree Project because I was rally struggling to work with gold metallic embroidery floss.  A friend had suggested it and boy!  I fell in love with the look of it!  Little did I know how hard it would be to work with.  

But, I prevailed and learned a few lessons along the way.
1.  Use shorter strands - no more that 15" folded in half.
2.  I was trying to use the blanket stitch and stem stitch on the small detailed parts.  This thread does not curve easily.  So I switched to a simple back stitch.  Tada!  Magically my stitching became so much easier!  
3.  Use Thread Heaven!

Here are the finished/semi-finished decorations!
A Finish!
Here it is!  I finally finished Wild Olive's Stitching Around the House Embroidery series!  

It's all hand embroidered,
 hand pieced,
 and hand quilted.  

The only part of this mini quilt that is machine sewn is the flange binding.
Janice from Color, Creating and Quilting gave me that great suggestion - and I love it! 
Thank you, Janice!
I used Missouri Star's tutorial and it was easy peasy!

This little baby will go into our guest/play room.  Hopefully, other minis will join her!

Stash Report
Here are the numbers!
Fiber Stash Report:  November 5, 2017
(started 6/11/17)
Fabric used this week
5 1/4 yds
Fabric used to date
42 1/8 yds
Fabric Added this week
4 1/2 yds
Fabric Added this year
37 1/2  yds
Net Fabric
5 5/8 yds

Yarn used this week
2 oz  
Yarn used to date
124 oz
Yarn Added this week
7 oz
Yarn Added to date
149 oz
Net Yarn
 25 oz

Here's my new additions!

Kate Spain's Fat Eighth Early Bird bundle!

Some Caron Simply Soft yarn!
I've started a scarf with this beautifully, sparkly soft yarn!

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  1. Beautiful new yarn and fabric. That metallic floss is a little tricky. Shorter strand definitely help.

    1. Yes, you are so right about shorter strands! I should have reached out to my online community for help long ago! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Your advent decorations are looking so cute. Hang in there. It's worth it. And congrats on finishing that cute embroidered mini! I love Kate Spain fabrics. And that song. I've heard it before, but not with those stories. Very powerful. God is awesome.

    1. Thank you for your encouragement! I am definitely going to finish this Advent Tree - God willing! Yes, I loved that seems to make God even more real! He is so wonderful and good - even when we don't understand, we can trust. Thank you for stopping by with your encouragement!

  3. Congrats on great stash management this year. Love the hand embroidery projects. Very fun!

    1. Thank you so much! The Stash Report is making me more concious of how I use/acquire fibers! Thank you for stopping by!