May 22, 2011

May Stitchalong: Week 2

PB & J dreams
Stitched by HeidiMakesStuff

Boy are you guys fast! And stitchers like Heidi are setting the bar pretty high, indeed. How can I hope to stitch anything as great as this, you may be asking yourself? Ok, maybe it's just me asking myself, but whatever. The whole point of a stitchalong is to just join in and do your thing at whatever level your at, in whatever way you want! So I hope lots and lots of you join us for this one - remember, there's a prize for the most inspired stitching - a free pattern from Cate Anevski's store and a bundle of floss and fabric to get you started!

We already have a few awesome finishes in the pool, including a wedding sampler:
stitch a long
Stitched by snifferooski

An adorable framed set:
Feeling Stitchy May stitch-along
Stitched by Little Red Emo Hood

And some incredibly detailed satin stitching in progress:
May Stitch Along
Stitched by fav_orite.things

Am I feeling the pressure? Ok, maybe a little bit. But either way I whipped out my blue charcoal pencil and finally got started:

How about you? I think it's time you got started and added yours to the pool!

Need the patterns?
Week One

Need help transferring your pattern?
Here's some excellent tips from Mollie Johanson's Embroidery Basics series:
Embroidery Basics: Transferring a Pattern

And I did a basic how to use a transfer pencil (a billion years ago):
How to Use a Transfer Pencil

What are you waiting for? Let's see some more stitching! :)


  1. We love this! Toast and Jam make the world go round!

  2. So cute! I especially like the pillow case.

  3. love that pillow case! so cute with the little person laying on it.

  4. I love the wedding sampler. My niece asked if I could make her something for her wedding (since they already have the "stuff" they need) and I think this is it! They're a funky couple and foodies so it's perfect!

  5. Imagine my surprise when I came to feeling stitchy this morning and saw my pillowcase and favorite 3 year old! Thanks for posting, and all the compliments...I'm just starting out in the vast world of embroidery and now feel much more confident with my new found skills :D

  6. Wow!! SO much stitchy goodness! Thanks for the inspirations!

  7. The creativeness never ceases to amaze me on these stitch alongs!!! Lovely projects :D

  8. That pillowcase had me at hello - love it!

  9. Just found your blog and I think I'm in love! The first thing I saw was embroidered PB&J. :) I've been wanting to learn to embroider and I'm going to pick up a couple books this month and get started!

  10. Great pattern - and Heidi's photo is just so sweet, what a great way of using the design. I think you'd be hardpressed to find a child who didn't love that pillowcase!!

  11. Ahem, I'm about ready to transfer my pattern over... I printed it out, which I thought was pretty good for Week 1! I'm loving the inspiration though (^_^)

  12. These are so cute! Great job to the ones who did these cute pieces! :)

  13. Loving the cute toast and jam stitchy crafts!

    I Love reading your blog. So have given you an award as you deserve it! (thought this was a cute idea) So hop along to my blog to carry on the award:

    Thanks, Stitchy-Mama

  14. wow i love it! well done! :D

  15. Wow, I love the pillow case, so cute. It's so fun to see what designs are out there.

  16. Love the pillow case.

    Thanks for sharing the patterns.