International Hermit and Stitch Weekend
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I did some hand sewing, although not a lot. I wanted to embroider and embellish one cq block. Well I managed the embroidery. Took me all day. My own fault. I fell and hurt my sewing hand last Sunday. I could only sew about three stitches before I had to rest my hand. This is what I managed to sew.
As to applique, I am sewing The 1857 Album Quilt from the Sentimental Stitches blog. This block took me hours to make because of my hand. My hand just would not co-operate. Had an X-ray today, have not heard back from the doctor. Don’t think it is broken but I think I badly bruised it.
Happy Sewing Hugs,
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I don’t own montees so I substituted using three seed beads. I also felt the lazy daisy needed a little cheering up so I added a seed bead to them. The thread is Frosty Rays by RG. IT seems to be a tube mesh with glittery thread inside the mesh tube.
I love using a lot of extra things to embellish stitches. This design uses lots of extras.
I really enjoyed sewing stitch 3. Stitch three included using silk thread. I choose to sew three French Knots instead of the one French Knot shown in the diagram.
This stitch challenged me. I am good at feather stitch when the stitch is a basic stitch. The curved stitch with the extending lines on one side…..trying to make them the same size is daunting. After a few tries I am happy with the results.