Saturday, January 30, 2016

March and April....... A Year in Chalk

I have been on a roll with these designs from A Year in Chalk by Hands on Design (thanks Syd)! They are a fun, quick and easy stitch. I've been using the called for colored threads, if I have them in my stash, or substituting ones that are close. One thing I did change out was the white fiber. I had read on some ladies blogs that it was tough to get the white looking nice without railroading and/or fussing. So I decided to use one strand of DMC #12 white perle cotton. It is working wonderfully.......though I may not be as particular about flat stitches as others. By the way, these are being stitched on the called for 30 count  Weeks Gunmetal linen.

So, here you go...two more in the series.....which makes me 1/3 of the way done!

I've got everything ready to start on May tonight!

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship"!



  1. Woo hoo! Good for you. Love them. I too am working on monthly type stitching.

  2. You are just zipping along with these monthly's. I need to get some on my bigger projects off my list before I even dare think about them. Nice job!

  3. Very cute... I hadn't thought of using perle cotton... great idea!

  4. Yay, two more Chalk pieces finished! So I am assuming that one strand of #12 perle cotton is equal to two strands of regular floss. Hmmm...

  5. I love the idea of the #12 perle cotton. Are you going to get a display like Syd's?

  6. Great progress! You are moving through the year!