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Bloomtopia Fundraiser Stitch Along by Fat Quarter Shop

I have been asked to help host the Bloomtopia Fundraiser Stitch Along by Fat Quarter Shop. They have done quilting ones for a number of years and have decided to add a cross stitch fundraiser this year as well. Every year, they do these stitch alongs to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas.

I am thrilled to have been asked to join with the group of people hosting this. Bloomtopia is a sweet design but the colors were a little too orange for me. If you’ve been visiting me for any length of time, then you know that orange is not my favorite color. Besides, I always like to change things up to make them more unique!

So I spent some time looking at floss, and I came up with my own colors, using mostly Weeks Dye Works overdyed flosses as well as a different color of linen. The design is charted in both DMC and Aurafil flosses. Here is the original DMC palette.

And here are my choices.

The fabric is a 32 ct linen by Wichelt in Water Lily. As you can see, I have pinked up the colors just a tad. I am so excited to start stitching this and see how these colors work out!

The stitch along starts on Feb. 1. Fat Quarter Shop is suggesting a $15 donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Use this link so that your donation will be credited under their fundraiser. Their goal this year is $30,000! Wow!

You can find out all about the stitch along here.

Here is my list of the colors I chose with links to them on Fat Quarter Shop.

Wichelt Water Lily 32 ct Fabric

Gentle Arts Picket Fence (White)

Weeks Dye Works Dolphin (318)

Missus Sedas Silk Floss Aqua (3766)

Weeks Dye Works Morris Blue (747)

Weeks Dye Works Meadow (471)

Weeks Dye Works Daffodil (726)

Weeks Dye Works Sunset (722)

Weeks Dye Works Hibiscus (352)

Weeks Dye Works Bordeaux (3705)

Fat Quarter Shop has some other fun accessories to coordinate with your project. A project bag, needle minder, and key chain fob!

You can find those here:

Bloomtopia project Bag

Bloomtopia DMC Thread Pack

Bloomtopia Needleminder

Bloomtopia Scissor Fob/Keychain Charm

I hope you’ll join me in this sweet little stitch along that is for such a good cause!

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Stitch Maynia Day 27

Today I got to visit a little bit with another one of my loves, the Modern Folk Embroidery Four Seasons Mystery Sal. Boy, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it! And it’s not a small project either, but it’s going to be an amazing piece when finished!


This is the one I had to restart when I realized I had oriented it on the fabric wrong. Made me sick to my stomach, but I love it so much, I had to do it.

I am still on Part 1, January, on this one, and Part 6 has just been released. So I have a little catching up to do on this one, but that’s okay. Every stitch is a joy and I don’t care how long it takes me to finish. I am enjoying the process.

Here is what I got done on Day 27.



Tomorrow, we’ll be turning to a new start and Christmas!