Today is the reveal day for Christine and Therese A Time To Stitch 3 Hop!! The challenge these two gals put before us this time was this:
You choose One (or more) of the following Flat Stitches ~ Brick, Ladder, or Square
One (or more) of the following Spiral Stitches ~ Russian Spiral, Cellini Spiral, or African Helix.
Now that I'm posting this, I realize I totally missed the boat on the spiral! I'm have some things going on and was rushing to get my samples finished, I didn't read directions again and for some reason thought the standard spiral stitch was one of the options, so that is what I did. LOL
My flat stitch is the brick stitch, because I generally shy away from it. I'm glad I chose it now, it still takes FOREVER to make things with it, but the rhythmic weaving was actually therapeutic. I started out weeks ago making a bangle, but it was taking so long, I got bored and decided to try something smaller. I found Kerry Slade's Gumdrop Flower pattern, and used that as a basic pattern for brick stitch flowers. Then I did embellishing of my own to create this flip-flop decoration. The square stitch flowers are attached to a square stitch base, which is then attached to the flip-flop.
Not bad for a $10 Walmart shoe! Now if I could just make the second one!
|Square Stitch - variation on Kerry Slade's pattern,|
"Gumdrops In My Garden" Brick stitched and embellished attached
attached to a Brick stitch base, which is then attached to the shoe!
Please take a few minutes to check out all the entered into this hop. Once again thank you Christine and Therese!