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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

take a stitch tuesday

today is tuesday and i decided to take a stitch.
the seam i embroidered is quite short. i'm working on another postcard using small hexagons in both fabric and paper . . .

fly stitch using one strand of a very thin variegated thread (YL1 cotton machine quilting thread) and seed beads on the 'tail' part of the stitch. the 'tail'/beads have been sewn through twice so as to insure strength.

today's gifts included:
  • a very sunny day
  • a long afternoon walk
  • time to embroider


  1. It looks lovely. I also love your gifts for the day :)

  2. Wow, Libby Q! It sounds like you had a wonderful day! I saw a book about quilted postcards. It looked very interesting. Hmmmm.
    I hope it isn't too cold at your patch!

  3. Beautiful! I can see how tiny with the weave of the fabric.
    Love the font combo on the right...makes me want to slide it over to see the rest ;-)

  4. This looks very interesting. I enjoyed browsing your site this evening and seeing all the lovely stockings and mittens you did for Christmas. Such gifts you make!


  5. That looks cute. I look forward to seeing the completed postcard:)

  6. This is just a wonderful idea, looks like nice little beetles.

  7. Love the addition of beads (they almost look like little beetles!).

  8. That's so interesting! I love how it almost looks like insects.

  9. so easy to include the beads on the tail, and it certainly gives it a different look! Pretty colors. Happy Stitching! Gail

  10. It looks like real flies ;) Fine !

  11. nice seam treatment using fly stitch

  12. Pretty embroidery Libby.

    There was some sun here today too and, like you, I enjoyed an afternoon walk - looking down on the beach, blown along by a gale force wind, powerful waves - wouldn't have missed it for the world! x

  13. cool stitching with the beads.
    Happy New Year!!

  14. A very interesting variation. Nice.


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