Welcome to the Red, White and Bluest blog around! Each month we stitch on our own Americana (or Patriotic) projects. You choose your chart, fabric and threads. Share your progress as you go along and post any finished pieces by the last day of the month. You can join at anytime throughout the year and choose which months you wish to stitch with us. There will be the occasional giveaway, maybe some quizzes and competitions and definitely lots of FUN!
... And, NO, she has not finished all her other American WIPs yet!!!!!!! But did that pile of WIPs and UFOs stop her starting something new? Did it even give her pause? NO, of course not! lol! So, I am pleased to present to you....
Down Home ABCs
Jean Farish Designs
Here are Milo and I starting the project - on some very pretty grey and white spotted 32ct fabric.
Now, I have been stitching on this for two 'Merica Mondays now, so here is Week One's progress:
Week Two progress:
I am using a mixture of Cosmo threads and specialty threads (CC, WDW and GAST) from my stash, with the possibility of some DMC thrown in at a later date.
I am very pleased with how quickly it is progressing.
So, I am looking forward to stitching on it this evening as Monday has somehow swung around again!
Lately I pulled out my Rockies and Northwest Sampler and just wanted to stitch on it for a Friday night , but then I couldn't put it down and stitched and stitched until the bottom band was done. And then I realized that this sampler also counts as an Americana piece. So, here it is in all its beauty.
Stitching on this sampler is pure fun and so it's now my focus piece #1. Which means that I want to get it done this year. The whole sampler looks like this: