Simply Stitching

Simply Stitching, yep, that’s how I’ve spent the past few days.  To-Do lists hidden, appointments rescheduled, music playing in the back ground.  Slow stitching disengages my busy mind.  I focus on each stitch, the rhythmic up then down of the needle, each color selection, each pattern.  Calming, methodical and mesmerizing.

Below are some practice stitches on a scrap piece of muslin.

Embroidery practice

My inner critic told me that I was wasting time, “What good is a scrap piece of fabric with random stitches?”

I replied “You’re right!”

So I pulled out my new long denim skirt and channeled my “inner hippie child”.  “She” is not a critic but a free spirit that gives flight to ideas.

Jean Skirt

(I ordered this skirt on line through The Skirt Outlet.  They have a great selection of denim skirts and wonderful customer service.)

Chain stitch, running stitch, back stitch, Fly stitch, French knots and Bullion stitch.  I’m using a mixture of DMC six strand embroidery floss, DMC variegated and Valdani Perle cottons in size 8. All of these threads are colorfast and durable and will hold up to many wash and dry cycles.

Here is a close up of that flower.

Jean Skirt up closeMy “inner hippie child” is very happy.  More stitching to come in the days ahead.

Keep It Simple.

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One Response to Simply Stitching

  1. debby says:

    Simply stitching–yes, that is perfect! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

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