This one is relatively simple and really doesn't need waste canvas as a base unless you choose to.
It began as gold metallic chevron stitches (red in diagram) with embroidery floss straight crossed stitches (blue in diagram) and a further straight stitch using blue metallic thread (green in diagram).
Should you want further information on the creation of the basic stitches I advise checking out the most excellent tutorials available from both Mary Corbet and Sharon Boggon. There aren't too many stitches that these ladies haven't created great tutorials for. If you would like to have a book by your side as you work, I can also recommend Judith Baker Montano's 'Embroidery & Crazy Quilt Stitch Tool' published by C& T Publishing. Of course there are other books and other sites with great information, but these are the ones I go to time and time again.
In the next few days I will begin another little series that I hope you'll have fun with.
For some reason there's been an outpouring of all things 'Pokemon' around and about the internet lately. Not my cuppa cawfee, but for those of you who might be interested, have a peek at the list of free crochet patterns HERE.
I don't know about you but I am forever gunking up my iron and wondering how on earth I can clean it. Well, there are some great ideas HERE!
Kathy Shaw has opened registrations for her online (and FREE!!) beginners crazy quilting class and you can read about it HERE, but you'd best hurry because she's only accepting sign ups until midnight tomorrow! It's a great class so if you've been wanting to learn to crazy quilt, you might want to sign up.
And, for just plain eye candy, have a peek HERE.
Today your quote is from Eleanor Roosevelt...."Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world"