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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Just a stitchin' along

Yesterday I actually got an entire day to stay home (a rarity at Chez Magpie) and I made the most of it and completed a bit more on Block 6...

(I apologize once again for the 
cropping job on these photos,
my computer is having obvious

This one is pretty much straight stitches, with some French knots or beads.

A really simple version - all straight stitches and beads.

Again, all straight stitches with some added beads.  

 how about this quote for today from an unknown source...."Regret for wasted time is more wasted time"


  1. One of these days I'm going to do some Crazy Quilt Blocks - great way to practice some of your cute designs! I will have to visit the embroidery site - looks interesting. I have a small bargello stitch piece set up on a hoop but no stitching done yet. Thanks for the links. We finally got to see the sun today !

  2. I love this stitching... it's simple, but I could not have this ideas...I think it is in all symplicity so beautiful

    fijne dag gewenst.

  3. Lovely seams:) I used to lots of Bargello in the 70's. You hardly ever see it mentioned these days.

  4. You are doing a great job of 'just stitching along'! Wish I could get back into the groove of stitching. Maybe that will happen when I visit Nova Scotia this month. I'm kid & kitten sitting from April 27 - May 11. Keep fingers crossed. Great links today. When you visit my site later, you'll see why :). Thanks

  5. Love your new seam treatments. You are using such a pretty colour scheme for these blocks. I enjoyed seeing the bargello in stitches.... very clever! Christine x

  6. I never did bargello, though I have a friend that did back in the 70s. I love bargello quilts, but I could see me stitching bargello but not quilting one.

    Love those straight stitch seams that look so complicated and beautiful.
    xx, Carol

  7. Yay for a full day at home!
    Wren x

  8. Lovely seam treatments. Love the Bargello and I remember doing lots of it decades ago. Wasted Time...well!

  9. Lovely embroidery, Mary Ann. It is a treat to have a day to get something accomplished.
    Thanks for the tips and I agree with that quote!

  10. I like all of those seam treatments.

  11. A whole day to stay home and stitch; sounds wonderful to me. More lovely stitching. The finishing line must be getting close now, I should think. =)

  12. once again you prove you are the Queen of titivated edges!!!

  13. I don't need Pinterest to fall down a rabbit hole! The link you had for Carol Leather's site did it for me! I am reading and watching all I can about embroidery and crazy quilting. Your blog is really an inspiration for me!

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