Yesterday I actually got an entire day to stay home (a rarity at Chez Magpie) and I made the most of it and completed a bit more on Block 6...
(I apologize once again for the
cropping job on these photos,
my computer is having obvious
This one is pretty much straight stitches, with some French knots or beads.
A really simple version - all straight stitches and beads.
Again, all straight stitches with some added beads.
- I came across THIS site this morning and there's lots of good stitching information there. Might need to pour a cuppa' before you visit!
- For some reason my mind went into retro-mode this morning and I got thinking about doing bargello, oh so many years ago. I did a lot of pillow covers using the technique and I loved it. Of course it's one of those things that seemingly has fallen out of favour now. I am wondering though - if it wouldn't be something that could now be worked using waste canvas. Might be a tad difficult to remove the threads though, come to think of it. Anyway, HERE's a sampler to show you what I mean.
- A far more modern interpretation of bargello are now being done with fabrics and there are a number of free patterns HERE. If you want more, have a little fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole and see some of the stunning variations that are being created.
And, because I wasted so much time this morning down that particular rabbit hole, how about this quote for today from an unknown source...."Regret for wasted time is more wasted time"