March 8, 2012
March Stitchalong: week 2
Have any of you started on the March stitchalong yet? As for me, the second I saw Mollie's patterns for this month, I had them printed out and ready to go. :) Sometimes I love the beginning stage best of all - lining up all your colors, tracing everything out, still not quite sure what everything's gonna look like...
I started by lining up a couple of palettes of bright colors:
I wasn't sure which palette I liked best, so I mixed it up and used colors from both:
Yeah, you knew I would go for that cute little piñata first. :) Eeeeeeeep. Isn't he a cutie? I've been loving all the crazy french knot projects you guys have posted lately, so I decided to stitch up his saddle all in french knots:
I thought it would take forever, but it was pretty quick. It also didn't take half as much floss as I thought it would - just 3 medium-lengths of floss. More french knots for the bridle. Oh, and I used all 6 strands throughout.
One of you was lightning-fast and stitched up a piñata, too:
This seriously adorable version was stitched by Artful Magpie. I love that she was adventurous, and used a bright color as a background!
As for next week, I've already got the next motif in the hoop:
Want to join us? To join, stitch any or all of the birthday motifs for this month's stitchalong (thank you, Mollie!), tag them "MarchStitchalong2012" and add them to the embroidery pool! See you next week!
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