Stitched Blessings, Squares 1 and 2

The beginnings of my blessings…

Me and my hubby, John, are the best of buddies…and we love to snorkel. Living here in Hawaii , we are blessed with (just about) 365 days a year in which we CAN and are ABLE to snorkel. Go warm weather and sunshine!

Can you see the resemblance?

The bottom edging is a Stem Stitch-Portuguese Knot, the sides are Feather Stitch, the top is a Running Stitch with an interspersed Double Cross Stitch. I think of it as corals below, greens and seaweeds for the sides and sunning skies above.  All the edges are stitched with a multi-color dyed Caron Watercolor thread.

What’s snorkeling without some water and waves.  Here is some embroidery with a ‘twist’ for the wave action! Stitched with Blanket Stitch-Detached Twisted Bar and some good ‘ole DMC thread.

Did I mention that these are 1 inch squares?

Very tiny faces. Very tiny squares.

This has been a great start! I’ve already had some fun!

Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun! –
alicia in Hawaii



Filed under 100 Blessings Embroidery, embroidery, Embroidery Ideas, SAL

16 responses to “Stitched Blessings, Squares 1 and 2

  1. Wow — these squares are amazing! So detailed! I can’t believe you got all of that detail into such a tiny space. Can’t wait to see what you do next! 🙂

    • Thanks Alison!
      Thank goodness for that 40ct. fabric! That’s how to cram all that detail in!
      My son didn’t even realize HOW SMALL those little snorkels are until he saw
      them IN PERSON!
      Thanks for following along.
      alicia in Hawaii

  2. Super cute! I love how you connected the two squares…so I guess we don’t have to think about them all separately…ahah. I’m not sure I know any of those stitches…eek…getting worried on what I can do…er, can’t!

    • Hi Linda!
      Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you like my squares start.
      I’m sure that your 100 squares will work out Just Right!
      It’s really fun to watch everyone’s project grow.
      Hope to see you often.
      alicia in Hawaii

  3. Nancy

    Very cute idea! I’ve seen several people doing this 100 square project.

  4. This is great! The faces are perfect! & I love the stitch choice!

  5. Deb

    These are so cute and fun! Thanks for checking in on my place I’m looking forward to see your next ideas too.
    Counting those blessings!!

    • Hi Deb,
      Thanks for the great comment. I’m sure this project will be fun as well as very therapeutic.
      I look forward to moving along with it.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      alicia in Hawaii

  6. Alicia, your first two squares are precious! I LOVE your little snorkelers….they’re sooo sweet! And how wonderful that you and hubby have an activity that you love doing together.

    • Thanks Debi!
      Everyone that sees these squares and knows both me and my hubby just giggle. Guess
      I did a pretty good job of representing us! 😉
      Thanks for the great comment.
      alicia in Hawaii

  7. Hi Alicia! Oh my gosh, these are SO-ooo CUTE!!.. and yes, definitely FUN!! Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weekend! I’m guessing you probably ARE! ~tina

  8. These are just adorable! I love your corals and little fish, and the snorkelers are so cute. Can’t wait to see more!

    • Thanks Virginia!
      My squares have been on a mini-hold … there have been some big ‘life’ things that are interrupting it’s progress.
      I have the next few squares planned…
      I’m glad you find them cute. The squares make me smile whenever I see them.
      alicia in Hawaii

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