I mentioned before that I’m participating in Sharon Boggon’s Take a Stitch Tuesday 2012 challenge. For those unfamiliar with what this is about, every Tuesday Sharon shares an embroidery stitch with the group. She gives detailed instructions on how to complete the stitch for those unfamiliar with whatever the stitch of the week is.
For those who have some experience with the stitch, she provides inspiration and a challenge to play with the stitch and see if you can use it in a different or creative way. She gives photo examples of how she has used the stitch, often in one of her crazy quilt blocks or from one of er own stitch samplers.
We are now at the end of week two. I struggled to get started as I needed to decide how I wanted to proceed with the stitches. You could just work up a doodle on your collar. Or you could stitch/paint a landscape. Or you could do a crazy quilt block. Or you could do a traditional sampler. Or you could do a sampler like Sharon’s Sampler of all Samplers!
I decided to do a more traditional sampler. We’ll see what happens over time. I used the buttonhole stitch from the Week 2 challenge to couch some pearl trim into a square to place my start date. I used the Week 1 challenge fly stitch to write out “2012.” I’m using a 28 count linen for the ground. The buttonhole was worked with Weeks Dye Works #1278, Holly. The fly stitch was also Weeks overdyed cotton, but # 2266, Turkish Red. I thought since I’m starting this in the winter, I’d use wintery colors and let the colors in future stitches reflect the passing of the year.
The results so far:
What do you think? I kind of like it!