OOOOOOOOOklahoma on Needlework Monday.


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Mixing my embroidery and travel obsessions. Image is my own.


I have been doing embroidery since I was a young woman and until three years ago, I was obsessed. I had to stop doing hand work because of a hand injury. Since I recently had hand surgery, I am able to do the embroidery again. I have been stitching as often as I can. This includes a project I have been thinking about since we began collecting counties. I wanted to take this #needleworkmonday and show it off.

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The counties @scottf and I have collected. Image from our website, you can visit it HERE


I have wanted to do a cross stitch of each state showing what counties we have visited, but was not sure how I wanted to do it. I was looking at a picture of Oklahoma State Park and it was broken down into six regions: Green Country, Choctaw Country, Chickasaw Country, Frontier Country, Red Carpet Country, and Great Plains Country. As I looked at the picture I could see in my mind the outline of the counties. It was then I decided I would do an outline of all the counties and fill them in with the colors symbolizing which region it is in.

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A close up of the filled in Great Plains Country counties. Image is my own.


We completed collecting all of the Oklahoma counties in the summer of 2019. Because of this I decided to complete Oklahoma first in my project. As you can see in the first image, I have filled in the Great Plains Country and the Red Carpet County and will finish the black outlining of the Frontier and Chickasaw Countries this week. Then I can move on to the last two regions. The stitches I am using is just a half stitch which is one half of a full cross stitch (X). The aida cloth is 18 count and I am using two of the six threads you find in the floss.

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My storage system for my County Crosstitch Project. Image is mine.


Because I travel and take my embroidery with me. To keep the work safe and the threads organized, I use a zippered notebook, baseball card protector sheets, and small baggies. As you can see, the outcome is pretty handy. How do you keep our projects together and organized? I would love to see it.


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13.01.2020 22:41
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Thank you much!

14.01.2020 04:28
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It's good to see you are still creating positive energy and awesome projects my friend. This is a perfect way to remember as well as honor all those places!!

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13.01.2020 22:43
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I am trying to get all those projects done. Love that I can still be creative. I have missed the stitching so much.

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13.01.2020 22:47
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Thank you!

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13.01.2020 22:52
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thank you!

15.01.2020 17:30
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That’s such nice work to do and all off those countries you both visited?

13.01.2020 23:36
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Yes. We both have been else where before we met, but we decided it had to be both of us.

14.01.2020 00:01
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Popped in to say ooooooooohh so nice :D

14.01.2020 05:17
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Thank you. It is a quick and non thinking piece so I am loving it.

14.01.2020 13:49
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Sooooo beautiful! I love how you approached the the topic and used different stitches and colors which harmonise so well. I love the „clean“ appearance you created by stitches the black borders and leaving some white space for the coloured flecks to enfold their impact.
And your organising is admiring... I have several boxes in varying states of tidiness (or chaos) 😂

14.01.2020 09:19
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Thank you. I needed something quick and the black border goes fast. Since I am trying to get all caught up so I just have to do the counties as we come to them, I figured a half stich would be quickest.

I have to be honest, my Grand George the First is who gave me idea for the organization. Him and his pokemon cards! I guess I gotta keep'em all. Haha.

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thank you so much!

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