Time is tight around here lately. There is housework, bookwork, family commitments, quilt club ‘stuff’, garden (very low on list at present), shopping, computer (too much of), husband who wants to go away all the time, etc. etc. etc. Wait……I haven’t added any time in there for creating. Got the idea? I have just read Lesley Riley’s post about making time for creating. You can read it HERE.
We have 72 x 20 minute opportunities in a day to create. Right, I am going to ‘take’ 20 minutes out of my time each day specifically for this. Admittedly I do sew in front of the tele at night but a lot of what we want to do can’t be done in the lounge chair in the evening.
Now that I have vented this stuff here is my creation for stem stitch.
Entitled “Funky Fungi”.
Stem stitch is a bit of a boring ol’ stitch and one I have been doing for as long as I’ve been holding a needle. Sooooooo, I thought I would jazz it up a bit with a bit of bold colour. The edging is two rows of stem stitch and the whole picture is created in stem stitch. The dots in the the background are just representations of those cute mushrooms you see with the red dots. You could also work the stem stitch like this for some simple roses too.
TAST is really good for exploring, and coming up with new ideas. To see more stem stitch creations visit the Pin Tangle site HERE. Well, just visit Pin Tangle for inspiration!!!
Finally, a photo of me with my madcap sisters in law on a weekend away together.
L – R Mary, Me, Carmel, Annette, Catherine. (I cheekily call them the ‘Nuns’) Mary Therese, Carmel Patricia, Annette Cecilia, Catherine Majella. Absent was our sister in law, Karen who was sick.