It’s the first ever Call Her Happy Stitch-a-long! I’m hoping to cover all of your question bases here, but if I leave something out, let me know. It’s going to be super easy and laid back, just like me…minus the easy part.
What is a Stitch-a-Long?
A group of people embroidering from the same pattern under a loose timeline in order to gawk at each other’s interpretations of the piece. It’s just for fun, so don’t be so uptight about it. Stop freaking out!
How do I participate?
Super simple: I will provide a pattern that all participants will use. Download and transfer the pattern (the whole design, the parts you like or modify it and make it your own), then start stitching. Choose whatever colors, fabric and types of stitches you like. Make it as big or little as you want. Stitch it on something you will use or just do it on scrap fabric for fun.
And along the way, upload pictures of your progress to Instagram with #callherhappystitchalong. If you don’t have Instagram, post your pics on Facebook, Twitter or your blog. Make sure you share the link and/or use the hashtag so we can see your work.
We’ll run the stitch-a-long through the end of May, and then I will try to put up a post featuring some of your designs – maybe drive some traffic to your blog if you have one. If we like how this goes, I’ll set up another one for Summer. If we don’t, we can pretend this never happened.
The Succulent Embroidery Pattern
I drew up this succulent embroidery pattern a few weeks back for a tutorial I was doing. I just love this pattern so much, but I haven’t had a chance to stitch it up, so I’m going to do it with you.
update: (coming soon) visit my Etsy shop to access this pattern!
If you finish this guy, and you want more, try out my Lenten Embroidery Prayer Pattern at CatholicMom.com. AND, if you made it this far down the post, here is a little insider info for you:
I’ll write up a post on it, like, tomorrow, but if you want to peek around right now, feel freeeeeee.