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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Charity Stitching

I do not have an update on Saguaro Sunrise, or the Game is on this week since I did not stitch on them!

I have been working on some charity stitching. My community is having a silent auction and a concert to support the Navy Seal Foundation. They asked the clubs to provide an item or two for the auction.

I love doing charity stuff and had the time, so I made these to represent the Festival Stitchers Club.

I used a Charles Craft Maxton Velour Guest towel and a project called Hearts and Stars from a brochure from the American School of Needlework called It's a Grand Old Flag in cross stitch. By Linda Gillum. I deviated slightly from the design by using star buttons instead of stitching the stars. It saved me a little time since the deadline for turning in our auction items was getting close.

The next item is a design by Erica Michaels that I have had since 2001. It was a freebie off the Rainbow Gallery website that was printed in a local needlework shop's newsletter - that is how I know the year. 

It called for Rainbow Gallery threads (duh) but I needed to get this stitched on a deadline, so I raided my stash.  I used DMC floss 321 for red, 797 for blue, 444 for gold and B5200 for white. I also used blue mill hill beads in royal blue instead of stitches and two mill hill treasure stars. I kind of wished I had a third star, but my stash was not sufficient. It still looks good though.

The design also called for the U-S-A to be open and not stitched. I did not like how this looked. The fabric had too much of an open weave. So, I stitched the letters with Kreinik #4 braid in gold (#002). The open weave is also why I used beads; I did not want the thread between the stitches to show.

I finished it as a flat fold and in the photo below, you can see the backing fabric I used.

I hope they do well in the auction!

Happy Stitching!!


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