Friday, November 8, 2013

2014 Swan Stitch-A-Long

Swan Stitch-A-Long for 2014
Fall is here, and it is time to announce our next Swan Stitch-A-Long.  We want to thank Linda Schmunk for leading our SAL for 2013.  It was “Past and Present” by Rosewood Manor.  She did a fabulous job encouraging us along, and it is such a gorgeous piece.
For 2014 our SAL piece will be “Emma Rose Friendship” by Tree Of Life Samplings.  The stitch count is 230 x 130 and the pattern calls for NP Silks (there is a DMC conversion), and 40 ct Lakeside Vintage Buttercream Linen.  The NP Silks called for are:  202, 206, 207, 208, 222, 225, 226, 301, 303, 325, 332, 473, 663, 664, 692, 766, 767, 851, 957, and 993.  I am thinking about using a comparable overdyed silk for the solid yellow house and the solid brownish/red house next to it.
If you know me, you know that I really love patterns with houses, and I also love the “friendship” theme in this beautiful piece.  I will probably add some initials to my piece, of friends that have made a difference in my life.
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Brenda Miles