March 9, 2007
Among a number of things done today…
Well, I confess I didn’t start out thinking about a heart. I started out with a curved line. So a heart was not too big a jump once the curved line was in place.
Then for some reason I’ve been struggling with this fill all week and came up with a couple more variations.
Then out of no where…
To bend the rules a little more I tried a detached barred chain stitch, if there is such a thing. And here is the progression.
March 8, 2007
Despite these photos, the truth is I’m like a school girl with an assignment who not sure what to do next. I want to exploit the TSTC stitch or in Sharon b’s words, “push it a little”. But how to do that?
I’ve done a few things, but not much on this week’s TSTC barred chain stitch.
Up until last fall I avoided any chain stitch like it the plague. Why?
I always felt out of control on the stitch’s tension when I had tried it in the past. I feel more comfortable with it now, but my mind is almost a complete blank.
March 6, 2007
My school girl exercises on this stitch. I hope to get a little beyond them before the week is out!
To take a look at Sharon b’s excellent instructions for this week’s TSTC stitches, please look here. This poor school girl needs to betake herself there and learn a little more, too!
Now for more inspiration and encouragement I’m going out to see what all the other TSTC stitchers are doing. The list of posts and photos grows by leaps and bounds as the week progresses. They are so often my inspiration and I learn so much from each one. You may see their links in the comments of Sharon’s introduction to the stitch. And Sharon’s post also points you to the flickr account and web ring. I’ve been so happy and thankful that Sharon is recouperating and wish her all speed in returning to full strength.