Saturday, November 11, 2006

Progress on 1st Sampler

Stepped running stitch. I don't know what it is about wrapped and whipped stitches but I just love them, this one is done with a small running stitch in pearl which is threaded with a lovely chenille fishing thread, with a few beads added.

Underneath is my attempts at portugese stem stitch. I have stitched and unpicked this stitch quite a few times, infact for most of last night. Decided to start again today, you can see my attempts on the left where I have still got it wrong, then wallaa!!!!!! I finally got it. So instead of unpicking the left hand side again, I thought it would be better to leave it as a learning experience.

Lesson two is out and full of information as always, but I need to get on with somemore practice first.


Jo in NZ said...

Love the addition of the beads Judith.

kay susan said...

I like the way you added the beads too. I found that Portugese Stitch ass a stinker to figure out!