One of the first handcrafts I learned as a young girl was embroidery. I love looking at all of the quilts and projects out in blogland that combine stitchery and piecing. A few weeks ago, I received the pattern for a Christmas Hearts tablecloth that has both piecing and stitchery from my friend, Roswitha in Germany. Her quilts are beautiful, and she handquilts them as well. I love going to her blog to look at her quilts.
I was excited to get started, so I found my background, traced the design and started stitching. I finished the first stitchery and rinsed away the blue marks and gave the piece a good pressing. Then I took a look at the rest of the pattern so I could do the piecing. I guess I was so anxious to get started on this that I didn't see that the stitchery was to be on point. Roswitha said she had made the same mistake and has made her first stitchery into a cushion. So I will either do that or make a small wall hanging.Hope you are keeping warm and dry and doing some stitching today.