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stitch-love-along // round two


Okay, my stitching friends. I have been having an awesome 2 weeks, and the reason is that I've been seeing the creative Pocket Pals that folks are making. Take a look at what's been posted on Instagram!

And I have a confession. This is as far as I've gotten on my own Stitch-Love-Along project:

I'm giving myself special treatment though since I'm the author. I get perks like that. So I'm not forcing myself to finish in time for the end of round one. Which ends today. (I'm pretty lenient about these things in general though, so read on!) In the meantime, take a look at a few projects that fellow stitchers made during the last two weeks!

A photo posted by @ceciliainthestable on

A photo posted by @ceciliainthestable on

If you participated in round one, you get a free pattern! If you aren't quite finished, don't worry about it. So long as you got it started and have plans to finish, you're good. To claim your free pattern, send me an email (molliejohanson at gmail.com) and I'll send it over to you. The pattern is a surprise animal, created just for this round of the Stitch-Love-Along.

And now, let's move on to round two!

Stitch Love Along Round 2

This round is to make an animal! What does that mean? It means choosing a project that actually forms an animal, rather than embroidering or appliquéing one. Nearly half the projects in Stitch Love fall into this category, and it's very possible to adapt or expand them. Seeing how people take an idea and run with it makes my heart go pitter pat!

To participate in this round, choose one of these projects from Stitch Love:

Awesome Outback Plush Trio
Darling Dachshund Wrist Rest
Flighty Frog Pond Game
Fluttery Butterfly Pencil Topper
Frozen Yeti Ice Pack
Gleeful Guinea Pig Plush
Glowing Fireflies Jar
Precious Possum Hanging Sachet
Restless Robin Drawstring Pouch
Sniffly Sea Turtle Tissue Cozy
Whimsical Whale Wristlet
Wild Animal Finger Puppets

Again, customize these to your heart's content! Not too long ago I saw someone who made the animals from the Wild Animal Finger Puppets, but in the style of the Awesome Outback Plush Trio. Such a fun way to make these! And I can't wait to see what you make.

Round 1 // August 4-18
Stitch a Pocket Pal (any Stitch Love embroidery motif with the Pocket Pal project on page 53)

Round 2 // August 18-September 1
Make an Animal (choose a project that creates an animal...examples to come!)

Round 3 // September 1-15
Stitch a Critter (embroider any Stitch Love motif on a handmade item...ideas to come!)

Share your progress on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or your own blog. This is all about stitching along together and sharing with each other, so be sure to tag your posts #StitchLoveAlong. We all want to see your materials, your process, and of course...the finished project!

At the end of each round everyone who participates will receive a free Stitch Love pattern designed just for that round of the Stitch-Love-Along!

Many thanks to Faith and Becca for helping me with the Stitch-Love-Along! They are such supportive gals!


  1. That 1st round was fun! One of my favorites was the cute hedgie holding the flower...awww :-). Thanks for hosting the SAL and thanks in advance for the prize ;-)!

  2. I really enjoyed looking at the wonderful pocket animals on Instagram, too sweet!!
    ....hmmm, I haven't embroidered in years but your little guys are soo cute :)

  3. Where did you get that adorable kitty floral fabric?

    1. Isn't it the cutest? I found it here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/fabricsupply


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