Do you sometimes sit down to stitch - ever so determined to finish what you are working on?
Finding my studio filled with beautiful sunlight yesterday morning made me pretty determined to finish my little 'experiment' playing with bright golden yellows - just a few small details to go, starting with herringbone stitch for the main stem...
... wrong! First of all, it just didn't look right along the main part but on top of that it simply did not work at the little curly bit at the base. Nothing like starting the day with a bit of reverse stitching is there?
Starting again - this time two shades of green and interlocking blanket stitch. This is such an effective way of filling stems and narrow shapes. You simply work one row of blanket stitch, spacing the stitches one thread's width apart, then stitch a second row in the opposite direction, placing a stitch into each space in the previous row
I am much happier with this solution and even though the stem is now filled in completely (which was not really the plan) I don't think it looks too heavy.
I didn't quite finish and I am starting to think about what to make it into. Any ideas are most welcome.