flora on rose petal
these are the tiny white flowers that came within a bouquet of flowers resting on a single fallen rose petal from the same bouquet. the white flowers where not the usual baby's breath but i don't actually know what they were. if any reader knows please feel free to share this info with me within the comments.
this week (7) the detached chain stitch is the challenge on TAST.
it's a simple stitch that i've been aware of for a very long time but i still learned something in regards to it: i've always called this stitch a lazy daisy and that is not it's actual name.
i decided to do my sampler so that i showed the difference between a chain stitch and a detached chain stitch. the top example is done in a luscious red chenille which probably wouldn't hold up to pulling through the density of a regular fabric but did fine through the open weave of this linen.
the bottom example is done in a single strand light green thread of unknown content. two very different looks for these stitches simply by varying the thread. the stitch uses the same count/spaces in both examples and has been worked with a slightly elongated catch stitch portion.
the christmas stocking features the detached chain stitch done in a single strand of fine white thread (unknown content). i stitched it in groupings of three (once again worked with an elongated catch portion of the stitch). this has been positioned onto the top of an already stitched portion that you may remember from an earlier post.
and this is one of my fabric covered buttons.
here are the details in the order that i worked them:
- a buttonhole stitch in a single strand of green thread was worked directly on the seam seam line.
- a detached chain stitch in two strands (one of orange and one of a variegated yellow to orange color) using regular cotton floss applied to the purple side of the buttonhole stitch at regular intervals determined by the buttonhole stitch's spacing.
- wrapped the extended part of the buttonhole stitch (once) with the same two threads used to make the detached chain stitch.
- fly stitch on the yellow side of the buttonhole stitch between every other space within the buttonhole stitch. i used a purple Gutermann quilting thread.
- a colonial stitch was centered above the fly stitch in the same Gutermann quilting thread.
- a single running stitch was added above the colonial knot, once again using the same Gutermann quilting thread.
some of the examples this week that have caught my attention from other 'Pin Tangle Players' are the use of it in combination with shisha work here and the lilac's done with this stitch here.
recent gifts include:
- a treasured long distance friendship renewed with a visit.
- food choices that rivaled gourmet cuisine
- thoughtfully exchanged gifts