This week's stitch for the Take A Stitch Tuesday Challenge was stem stitch. It is a stitch usually used for outlining. I spent most of the week trying to decide what I would do, looking for designs, etc. (Am I the only one who does this? Please tell me No...) As the hours remaining were getting short, I ended up doing this tree. It was not my Plan A, but here it is. (One of my mottos is Done is Good!) I think I might like it better if it was filled in, but since the assignment was Stem stitch, I have left it simply outlined with the assigned stitch. I have used a variegated brown Valdani thread, and the two variegated greens are Perle 8's. I have not done a great deal of Stem stitch before, but did enjoy working it on this fall quilt below. The stem stitch is used for the pumpkin vines, the sunflower stem and the crow's legs.
We're having some warm temps here today - yay!! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Sunday wherever you are. Come back tomorrow to see my finished Spicy Spiral table runner.
"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." ~ Danny Kaye