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Darling Background Stitch from October 21 whimsicalstitch.com/whimsicalwednesdays blog post

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Darling Background Stitch from October 21 whimsicalstitch.com/whimsicalwednesdays blog post

One of the WORST knock-knock jokes ever.  But, it was the first thing that  came into my head as I plotted this post.  Because, um, today's stitch  comes from an orange on one of my Melissa Shirley fruit pillows.    For those of you whom open work makes you itch, this may be a stitch for  you.  It is very, very close to full coverage.  The choice of lighter  weight threads reinforce the open look.  Here's the stitch.  It's a 3X3 diamond with a Smyrna Cross in the diamond intersections and a…

Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?

One of the WORST knock-knock jokes ever. But, it was the first thing that came into my head as I plotted this post. Because, um, today's stitch comes from an orange on one of my Melissa Shirley fruit pillows. For those of you whom open work makes you itch, this may be a stitch for you. It is very, very close to full coverage. The choice of lighter weight threads reinforce the open look. Here's the stitch. It's a 3X3 diamond with a Smyrna Cross in the diamond intersections and a…

It's still not too early for holiday stuff and today's stitch is a  wonderful stitch for that most wonderful time of the year.  Technically,  today's stitch is a small stitch but it works well on most sized spaces.    Double V Stitch with Pepper Pot Silk and Kreinik Metallics on this  morning's

Still Not Too Early

It's still not too early for holiday stuff and today's stitch is a wonderful stitch for that most wonderful time of the year. Technically, today's stitch is a small stitch but it works well on most sized spaces. Double V Stitch with Pepper Pot Silk and Kreinik Metallics on this morning's

ORIENTAL stitch-use silk or similar for longer stitches and metallic for shorter stitches on either side. Good stitch for movement.

ORIENTAL stitch-use silk or similar for longer stitches and metallic for shorter stitches on either side. Good stitch for movement.

SHARE A STITCH SUNDAY-OCTOBER 14 - Needlepoint Shop Austin TX - Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvases from The Needle Works

SHARE A STITCH SUNDAY-OCTOBER 14 - Needlepoint Shop Austin TX - Hand Painted Needlepoint Canvases from The Needle Works

I love stitching snow.  The variety of stitches we can use are virtually  limitless.  I can't think of a needlepoint artist who doesn't add some sort  of secondary color, whether it is gray or blue, to add depth and nuance to  the snow.  And those additional colors are exactly why I favor open stitches.  The  shading is so beautiful and subtle I don't want to cover it up.  Today's  stitch honors that objective and is for a snowman you want to stand out.  Add the base threads (gray lines)…

X's and O's

I love stitching snow. The variety of stitches we can use are virtually limitless. I can't think of a needlepoint artist who doesn't add some sort of secondary color, whether it is gray or blue, to add depth and nuance to the snow. And those additional colors are exactly why I favor open stitches. The shading is so beautiful and subtle I don't want to cover it up. Today's stitch honors that objective and is for a snowman you want to stand out. Add the base threads (gray lines)…

Cornered Square Stitch from January 6 whimsicalstitch.com/whimsicalwednesdays blog post.

Silly Squares

Cornered Square Stitch from January 6 whimsicalstitch.com/whimsicalwednesdays blog post.

Hungarian Cluster Stitch from June 8, 2016 whimsicalstitch.com/whimsicalwednesdays blog post.

It's a Cluster

Hungarian Cluster Stitch from June 8, 2016 whimsicalstitch.com/whimsicalwednesdays blog post.