Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Stitch Sew & Show ~ Week 42 ~ 24 Days


Welcome to Week 24 of Stitch Sew & Show! 

I have decided to participate in another Free Stitch Along.

This one is a sashiko skill builder ... 

24 Days of Sashiko @ Sashiko.Lab

There are also free video tutorials for 

How To Prepare Sashiko Cloth ~ Video Lessons

I started learning sashiko last year. 

My First Sashiko ~ Click Here

I found this to be a very relaxing process. 

I learned enough to design this for a

Sashiko Cherry Blossom Pincushion ~ Click Here

I would like to learn more and advance my skills and make more even stitches

and make a small sampler for a pillow or table quilt. 

This new stitch along looks like the perfect opportunity to learn with others. 

The first three days of have started with this basic grid. 

Here is my Day 2 Sashiko progress. 

The email lessons arrive in my email box very late in the day.

So I am just beginning day three.

I am also still stitching my 

 October Halloween Stitch Along @ Pine Needles

Click on this link to find the free daily blocks.

If you are interested save these now as the pattern will likely become a complete pattern  which will be for purchase next month. 

This little block was an improv design to add ... 

... my fluffy tailed gray and white Maine Coon cat, Katniss. 

I am working on the orange and white cat block for my Nutmeg today

as well as trying to get the daily blocks caught up.

These tiny cross stitches make my eyes very tired and my vision blurry.

I am going to have to take a break from cross-stitching for awhile when my October stitch along is complete. 

It has been very cool and rainy for days here in my corner of the world. 

We have even lost internet access for the last two days,

although this should not be weather-related.

Today is another good day to stay inside and stitch.

was quick to stitch. 

What are you working on this week?

Please share! 

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LA Paylor said...

your stitching is so interesting... love the thread colors and movement

Gretchen Weaver said...

The shashiko stitching looks interesting, happy stitching!

Mayte said...

bUENAS encanta todo lo que estas haciendo¡¡¡...yo estoy bordando un cuadrito para Navidad, pero me temo que para este año ya no llego, tambien estoy tejiendo un gorro de bruja para Halloween...

Turid said...

Those stitches look so interesting. Thanks for the links, I'll check them out.

Dorian said...

Good morning Pat, your sashiko is looking great, glad you are enjoying learning new things. Your crossstich is coming along well also. Those cool, rainy days are prefect for stitching :)
Have a lovely day.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Great job on the sashiko!!!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I absolutely love sashiko and have used the method for a couple of projects. It is much easier on the eyes than the counted cross stitch. I wonder Pat, if you are using magnifier glasses like I do? I would not be able to manage without them.