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Monday, July 8, 2013

Hello fellow stitchers,
          I have some wonderful pictures to share of "A Maryland Inspiration" from two stitchers!
John has finished his and here is the picture.  Marvelous job John!
And here is a progress picture of Anne's.  Again, marvelous job and great progress!
Thanks so much for sharing your photos.  If anyone else has progress pictures and wants me to post them, please send them to me and I'll include them in the next WMN newsletter and here on the blog.
          Speaking of newsletter, here is the stitching schedule for July.
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          Happy 4th of July! I’d like to keep the schedule light this month, so if you are behind schedule you can catch up, or if you are right on target, you’ll have some free time for some other things. The schedule this month is to stitch the over one sections in the right set of cartouches (Diagram 1). As I stated in last month’s schedule, when I stitch over one, I always use a small hoop. For me it is a lot easier to see and do the stitches when the fabric is tight. Since this is 40 count linen and you will be stitching over one, I suggest you use the tent stitch on the motifs in the cartouches. Your stitches will look less bulky and it will be a lot easier to do your stitching.
Here is a link with diagrams and instructions to do the tent stitch:
Click on the menu at the top of the page where it says "Stitches" and it will take you to a page with a selection of stitches on the left hand side of the page. You will find the tent stitch option there.
          If you are traveling for the 4th of July, or taking your vacation this month, be safe, have fun and relax! As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at and I will do my best to help you.

Yours in friendship and stitches,

Thursday, July 4, 2013