January 17, 2019

Project a Month: SeptemberHouse 2019 Fabric Calendar

floresita's progress on Septemberhouse 2019 Fabric Calendar as featured on Feeling Stitchy
Hello stitchers! I'm excited to be beginning a new year, and a new series on Feeling Stitchy called Project a Month! In it, my goal is to to stitch one embroidery project a month, and share my progress here on the blog (and on Instagram).

With the Project a Month feature I would like to highlight small businesses on Etsy or elsewhere, my goal is to think SMALL and focus on small businesses this year!

First up, is this beautiful 2019 Calendar Embroidery Kit by SeptemberHouse! At last look, it was still available for purchase in her store, but I have a feeling they may sell out soon... Edit 1/18/19 - The kit does appear to have sold out. I hope you'll enjoy following along with my progress nevertheless, and explore her patterns and get very excited about next year's calendar!

I have long admired Corinne's beautiful patterns and fabric calendars, but this is the first one I have ever attempted.

floresita's progress on Septemberhouse 2019 Fabric Calendar as featured on Feeling Stitchy

My first impressions of the kit:
The kit came with preprinted fabic, basic directions, and two skeins of matching floss, in this case DMC 3809. There were 4 colorways to choose from: Midnight, Juniper, Lemongrass, and Smoke, but I settled on Juniper because I'm a sucker for teal.

2019 Calendar embroidery kit by SeptemberHouse on Etsy

I love the fabric - it's a perfect weight for stitching, in my opinion. The edges are unfinished, so you will need to finish the edges with either machine or hand stitching. I also love that the kit includes 2 skeins of floss - for the price, I think it's a great deal. The bag the kit comes in is resealable - something I love since I usually keep my WIPs in plastic baggies - perfect size to tuck in my tiny pink scissors and threads, as you see here.

You can stitch this design as simply or as in depth as you like - either use the 2 skeins to stitch up just the outlines, or fill in the lines however you see fit! Corinne provides a list of suggested colors to inspire you.

I decided I wanted to stitch something like the example photo - which looks so lovely, but I was curious about the colors Corinne used and the stitches:
2019 Calendar embroidery kit by SeptemberHouse on Etsy

When I wrote to her to ask about her colors and stitches Corinne was kind enough to send me a PDF including all the DMC colors she used in her example photo, and the stitches! She also included suggested DMC shades for all of the calendars.

My stitching progress so far:
floresita's progress on Septemberhouse 2019 Fabric Calendar as featured on Feeling Stitchy

I used the included floss for most of the outlines and a nice greyish blue - DMC 926 for some contrast. I would like to stitch something like the example photo, we'll see which colors I choose!

floresita's progress on Septemberhouse 2019 Fabric Calendar as featured on Feeling Stitchy

I'm loving this calendar so far!

What are you stitching this month?

Have you stitched a SeptemberHouse calendar?

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

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

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