Friday, August 1, 2014

I'm One Lucky Stitcher

And here's why ~


I participated in the Fair & Square Patriotic Exchange and had Jill MN as a partner.  Here are the wonderful blocks that she sent:

2014 F&S Patriotic Exchange
Stitched by: JillMN 

This is such a neat flag.  I do not know what stitch Jill used for the red and white stripes but it looks fantastic...

What is that stitch??? 

Thanks to Wendy for posting this answer:

 A vertical oblong stitch with a double cross

I seriously love this block ~ I'm one lucky stitcher! Thank you, Jill.


I wanted to post a picture of the gorgeous floss that I ordered from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  

I just love this floss (and Nancy :-D), always have.  Yum, such eye candy! Nancy offers such a large selection of beautifully dyed threads, it's often hard for me decided which to buy. Honestly, I want them all. 

Well, I popped over to Nancy's blog to get the link and was flabbergasted to see that I was one of the 5 lucky stitchers to win her summer floss giveaway. Yahoo, I get to select five skeins from the 1840 Sampler Line.  Your continued generosity is truly admirable. Thank you, sweet Nancy!

Yes, I truly feel like one lucky stitcher!
Thanks for stopping by and...

Until Next Time:

"Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can"

John Wesley


Wendy said...


That's a vertical oblong stitch with a double cross. It looks so cute.. I'm going to have to adapt it!!

Beth said...

You are one lucky stitcher! And you've purchased a lovely array of creative threads to use.

Marilyn said...

Great blocks you received, and Congrats on your winning!

Shirlee said...

What a great exchange ... the blocks are perfect! Wish I had known about it : ) Congratulations on winning the threads!

Carol said...

Wonderful block from Jill, Marie! And how nice to be a thread winner--Nancy is such a generous person, isn't she?

Hope your luck continues throughout the year :)

Maggee said...

I stitched that piece but just cross stitch--love it too! I have also been the recipient of Nancy's generosity--she is a loving, giving person for sure! Hugs!

Andrea said...

Wonderful gifts to receive.

Frances N said...

I'm new to your blog and have enjoyed scrolling through and seeing your lovely stitching!
That flag is beautiful and I wasn't familiar with that stitch, either. What a great exchange!
Those floss colors are so wonderful!

stitcherw said...

That stitch was perfect for the flag, what an unusual one but it set the flag lines off wonderfully. Wow, those flosses do look yummy, I just want to run my fingers through them. So enjoyed seeing your earlier finishes as well, I think my favorite was the little ornament with the sheep from Shepards Bush, too cute.