Here I am again with another
Take A Stitch Tuesday sampler. This week's "assignment" was Wheatear stitch, which is new to me. Not difficult at all, but I have to admit I was not terribly inspired or creative. Just too much else going on in my life this week I guess.
Because the stitch can look very much like shafts of wheat, and because my daughter is off to Alberta today, I chose "wheat-y" colors to work with. My stitching is fairly simplistic, I just did the basic stitch, then stacked, wove and did a sort of mirror image of the stitch. I think my last row is my favourite- the palest peach color- simple wheatear with an extra straight stitch added on each side, and then beaded. I think this has great potential for use along a CQ seam. Done in the right colors with perhaps a few more straight stitches added, it could almost look like Cleome - an annual I plant each year to fill in spots in my perennial beds...
"Act the way you'd like to be, and soon you'll be the way you act." ~ Leonard Cohen