Saturday, November 23, 2013

November Redwork Birdie Stitches

This block is part of the Birdie Stitches Block of the Month by Little Miss Shabby available free online here.  When I saw it, I knew it was the perfect project for me.  Instead of using several colors of embroidery thread, I chose to use just No. 8 perle cotton in red.  I have done redwork on a single layer of fabric, and the knots show through from the back. I've tried backing the fabric with very lightweight iron-on interfacing, but the interfacing wrinkled. This time I used a double layer of the Kona cotton. I ironed the layers together and used an embroidery hoop. I didn't baste the two layers together, but it has not been a problem. I've been very pleased with the results so far.
T for time to be together,
     turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
H for harvest stored away,
     home, and hearth, and holiday.
A for autumn’s frosty art,
     and abundance in the heart.
N for neighbors, and November,
     nice things, new things to remember.
K for kitchen, kettles’ croon,
     kith and kin expected soon.
S for sizzles, sights, and
     and something special that abounds.
That spells THANKS - for joy in living
     and a jolly good Thanksgiving.
by Aileen Fisher
Who will you be spending Thanksgiving with?  Inquiring minds want to know!  Please answer in the comment section below. 
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.


  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, is that a sweet design

  2. We don't do anything here for thanksgiving. It sounds like your Thanksgiving is busier than Xmas

  3. No Thanksgiving here, but we are doing two Christmas Days as one part of the family will be in Oz :)

  4. We go to visit with friends of ours for Thanksgiving Day, then my family will convene together on Saturday.

  5. We usually spend Thanksgiving with some of our neighbors (very good friends), but, this year, she told her grown daughters that one of them needs to take over, that she isn't hosting. I'm not sure if one of them has offered yet. We plan on staying home and having an 'untraditional' Thanksgiving meal (shrimp scampi).


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