Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Counting My Blessings

Stitchalong Supplies

I started putting together my project box for the Counting My Blessings project yesterday and now that I can see all of the colors coming together I am getting more and more excited. Since this project is all about being thankful for the blessings in our lives I decided to go with a palette of my favorite colors. The colors that jumped out at me while I was going through my stash. I'm going to use a basic unbleached muslin for the base. I love the softness of the fabric and its lovely oatmeal shade. Since it was my grandmother who first got me into the world of needlecraft (I used to cross stitch all the time) I thought it would me a nice way to honor her memory while I worked on my first embroidery project. I was able to find her hoop and am using the project box she used to store her current projects in. Now to get started with the actual stitching... First up? Drawing and stitching in the grid for the squares.

In other news, I have a facebook page set up for Quirky Charm! It's located here and I'll be using it to keep up with general updates. There will be posts there each time this blog is updated as well as whenever I list something new on Etsy. I also have it set up so anyone can upload photos, I would love to see what people have done with something they've purchased from me as well as what they've done inspired this blog (a recipe tried, craft tutorial followed, community project joined, etc.).


  1. I can't wait to see what you make! I know what you mean about getting excited. I'm getting inspired just looking at your supplies.

  2. @M.M.E. It feels so good to be actively involved in a project again. I can't wait to share progress with everyone! Thank you for your wonderful comment.

  3. Oh, what a cool idea to have a box for the project, keeping it all together. I hadn't thought about that yet!

  4. Hi Erica! LOVE all the pretty colors and embellishments you seem to have ready to go here! The more people who join in, the more fun, and truly enlightening, I think this Blessings project is!.. Nice to meet you! ~tina

  5. @linda I love having a box so I can just take the whole project with me if I want a change of scenery. With this gorgeous weather it's been particularly nice to take to the park.

    @Beansieleigh Thank you! I agree, see what everyone else is working on definitely gives me jolts of inspiration; I love the community feeling. Nice to meet you as well :)