Old time readers (and very curious new ones) might remember that I stitched an Advent Band Sampler some time ago, and because the auditions for materials were so hard I ended up with two cuts of fabric and the idea of stitching it twice and finishing it in different ways – after all it’s around 50 stitches a day for 25 days, how demanding can that be?!
Well, as it turns out Carol of iStitch Designs, the designer of my first advent band, came up with so many other beautiful pieces since then (two advent pieces queued up since the one I stitched) it seemed like a real shame to postpone them in order to stitch ye olde wippe once again.
That’s why back in October I had my fun time with the fabric converter, coloured pencils and beads and things and now I’m in the process of finalising the last details (read: preparing thread cards and digging out beads and things), as well as auditioning for this year’s advent band. That’s right! I’ll be stitching TWO advent bands at once, for a total of (hold on to your panties) around 100 stitches A DAY! is this a joke of a milestone of what?! 😜
Anyways, I’ll try and post a snap every other day, here or on Instagram with the hashtags #istitchdesigns and #sewadventsal. If you would like to see them grow you can follow those or drop here for a sec and take a look at the left sidebar of every page of this blog, it features a handy dandy Instagram feed that shows the last three shots I shared, it’s under the DAILY STILLS title.
Now I better go take that famous dive into my stash, I still haven’t figured out if I’m going to use a 40ct. dark blue or 28ct. natural bands, one w/red polka dots.. decisions, decisions!
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If you need a little push to get into the Christmas spirit (as if!) you can follow that first link I added and watch slideshows of my previous advent band coming to life, as well as following these links (one two three) to see many other Christmassy projects I worked on in the past – two of which as about to become full finishes this month. HURRAY! 🎉
Lots of love and happy stitching,