January 28, 2012

January Stitchalong: hang it up and enjoy!


Can it be? We've finally arrived at week 4 of the January Stitchalong, and we're done! Or at least, I'm done - last week I walked you through possibilities for covering the backs of your letters and hanging them.

I chose to go with little felt loops that I secured with a tiny little x-stitch:
finished felt loops for hanging

Here's some more:
close up of the finished letters

As for "new" - I dangled those letters with white perle embroidery thread from the top row of letters:
dangly letters

I used thin white ribbon to hang them, and tied them onto simple tacks:
tacks and ribbon: quick and easy hanging

Just 4 tacks, some ribbon, and some wallspace, and we're done!
from a distance

On to your projects!

It looks like Aimee finished her family sampler using couched letters:

Isn't it nice? Gorgeous work! :)

Kleas gave us a tantalizing preview of some of her couching - knowing her - it's going to be great!

And here's a cute peppermint-looking design by sisbabestitches:

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed the January Stitchalong! If you'd still like to give it a try, remember you can always join in - here's the free template - just add your pics to the pool and tag them "JanStitchalong".

Here's a list of the previous weeks:
Week 1: Pattern
Week 2: Couching 101
Week 3: Covering the backs and hanging

Is there anything you'd like to see in this year's stitchalongs? I'd love to hear it! :)

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!


  1. I love the way you couched those letters. What a great idea. I remember seeing your first post about how to do it and now seeing all these pics makes me want to start a project and try it! Thanks for the great idea!!

  2. This was such a delightfully fun stitchalong ~ thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Love ut. Cannot wait until mittten, hat and hand warmer season is over so I can drag out my linen and DMC scraps! Nothing like stumbling on a great blog to keep the fires of insparation going :}