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Post #3 for the Art Every Day Month challenge.

 

Two more stitches learned tonight.  Well, actually four because there are two different versions of each stitch!   🙂

I feel the need to send a giant thank you card to Jenny Hart for teaching me to embroider.  LOL

So here’s where I’m at so far…  I think there are six different stitches here.  A fern stitch (the cheater version), two types of twinkle stitches, two different chain stitches (traditional and plain), a blanket stitch and a blanket fan.  So I guess that’s really seven if you count the two twinkles.  But I’m going to forget all about one of them because it just didn’t work for me!

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This is the traditional chain stitch (along with the fern and the good twinkle stitches):

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This is the plain chain stitch:

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I liked doing the blanket stitches, but I definitely need some practice.  I think they’re a little looser than they’re supposed to be:

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Well, to be honest, I need more practice at all of them!  But I intend to keep at it.  This is beyond fun!  I can see why my Mom used to embroider so much when we were kids.  It’s really relaxing.  Plus there’s instant gratification because you can finish entire portions in what seems like no time flat.  🙂

Yay Embroidery!  Yay Sublime Stitching!  Yay Jenny Hart!

Yay Me!  (LOL – okay, that was a little self-indulgent…)

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One Response

  1. Nice to see the design coming along! Embroidery can be very relaxing…I wish I had the patience to learn a bit more than just simple cross-stitch…hehe!

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