I tried so hard to get a head for this coming week but it just didn't happen. I will be traveling and teaching and just ran out of time to get this weeks stitches posted. So....how about we use this week as catch up week. I will be stitching on the plane and in my hotel at night if I'm not to exhausted. Be ready to jump back in when I return home.
A stormy morning here this morning. Thankful I have power. Could not get a clear picture this morning but hope you can see the stitch.
Todays stitch is a star stitch. You can start with a cross stitch and come back and add the extra cross. I find it is easier for spacing to stitch one star at a time. Thats just me. Be a star... shine....
Today is a short blanket stitch in a curved shape. It is interesting that just shortening the length of the stitch, changes the look completely. It is hard to believe that this is basically the same stitch as yesterday. I really like the look of this one.
I'm a little sentimental this morning. Would give anything to be able to sit and stitch with my grandmother. She had a little storage room at the top of her stairs that held all kinds of needlework and quilts. An oversized linen closet. I am sure I get my love of creating from her.
Todays stitch is a closed blanket stitch. Mine are 5/8" in size. I start at the top right corner and stitch with thread under the needle coming down to the point each time. I then go back and put the closing stitch on the right side. A straight stitch with French knot ends is spaced between each little "fan".
Stringing you along...lol... with stem stitch hearts. The only difference between outline and stem stitch, is where you keep the thread. For outline stitch, always keep the thread above the needle and for stem stitch, always keep the thread below the needle. The thread was keep beneath the needle for these string along hearts.
Love continues but now its upside down...lol... Well half the hearts are upside down. These are chain stitched. Found a marking pen that finally marks on the dark velvet. I will try to find a source for these pencils and carry them for you.
Can I come up with one more heart design to end the week? Check in tomorrow and see.....
Love continues...... can you tell I'm a romantic....
Today is a straight stitch heart with three straight stitch yellow stitches in the V. Lazy daisy flower loops are added at the bottom point. Start the top of the heart with a spread out M, then add the large V.
Still feeling the love..... the sun is shining and it is warming up here.
Today is a chain stitch heart. Lightly draw hearts on your fabric. Chain stitch around the heart shape starting at the dip in the top of the heart. I am stitching these hearts on a different block of fabric so my hearts will be scattered in my quilt.
Just had to stitch hearts today...lol... Start with a large fly stitch worked down one side of the seam line. Stitch 2 small fly stitches to form the top of the heart. You could also use straight stitches to make the hearts.
A chilly morning here with beautiful snow on the ground and the sun is shining. It has been a while since we have seen it.
Todays stitch is a double chevron. I used a favorite color combination that is also on my cross stitch quilt. You would think I would be tired of it by now...lol... I am in the long process of hand quilting it. What was I thinking...lol...
Well it took two tries this morning to get a good picture. Not sure if I had too much coffee or not enough...lol... Hope this one comes thru clear.
Todays stitch is a straight stitch flower. Mine seem come out neater using a fly stitch without the Y tail. I stitch 2 fly stitches starting at the outer edge and working my way to the middle. Finish with one straight stitch in the middle. Space your flowers with a french knot in between.
Well I did go back and add both a lazy daisy and a french knot to yesterdays stitch and now it pops. That is my rule with embroidery. If you are not happy, keep adding. Just have to know when to stop...lol...
Today is a variation of a feather. It has 3 "legs" with a long gap in between. A straight stitch flower with 4 stitches, is stitched at the top.
Well I hope your super bowl team won yesterday. I watch for the commercials and half time.
Todays stitch is a chevron variation. One large - one small. Lazy daisy or french knots can also be added. I will probably go back and add one of these to the chevron stitches. After all we are supposed to go "crazy"....lol...
Today is an interesting stitch in that it uses 2 sets of needles and thread. Actually, after you bring your top thread up, you can unthread your needle and use this needle for your couching. Make a loop on top and come up from underneath and tack it down. This is one time I would not separate the strands of floss for the top thread. They tend to want to separate and we want them together.
Today I copied a stitch off an antique piece. I am calling it double feather stitch. Work one row (three units) of feather stitches. Start back at the top and put a second row on top of the first leaving a slight space in between threads. I need to practice this one more and work on my spacing but am smitten by it.
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