Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Patchwork of Peace

Has anyone seen the "Patchwork of Peace" stitched from the book by Mary Clark Donegan, actually completed other than in pictures? Our local needlepoint store, Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY ( has a completed flag on display which was stitched by one of our good friends.

Stitch by Stitch has run a group meeting (not a class, but a sort of stitch in) from time to time for those of us working on the flag canvas. Obviously, some of us are working faster than others....I have 46 boxes done; given that there are 247 boxes, I have quite a bit to go. Some stitchers, like our friend M.E. whose canvas is on display, stuck exactly to the book and stitched her canvas with each and every stitch precisely as instructed in the book. Others, like S.S. and myself, have changed stitches if we don't like the stitch or find it too annoying (we never really admit defeat). I had set a goal of five boxes a week for myself a few weeks ago, but I now busy with my stocking cuffs so I must admit I haven't touched it. I will say that when I do work on my flag canvas, I really enjoy it. It is a huge project though.....

The canvas is beautifully framed and for view, so if you are local, I encourage you to stop by Stitch by Stitch!



Meryl and Alex said...

Denise and Linda,

What fun to read such a great review of the Patchwork of Peace. MaryEllen's flag has inspired so many people to take up the project. We thank you for the write up. Girls get out those falgs and start stitching.

Love Meryl and Betty

EFL said...

I am looking to purchase the "Super Old Glory" Canvas for my mother as a gift. Does anyone know where I can purchase? Or does anyone know the dimensions so that I could purchase a blank canvas?

Any and all help is appreciated.


Anonymous said...

I am 1/3 of the way done with patchwork of peace.I haven't needlepointed in ages and so this is a great way to get back into it. I got it from stitch by stitch in Larchmont. It is an incredible experience, Each box is distinct, and so there is an easy start and finish to the day's needlework. And, like a quilt, I remember what was going on while I stitched each box. It is wonderful. I highly recommend it.