March 11, 2012

Angela: TAST Running Stitch

This week's stitch was the running stitch, a very useful stitch especially for sewing pieces of cloth together but also for decorative use.  I kept it simple again which is really hard for me.
Running stitch is really easy, especially on aida cloth.  For the sky and ground I just varied the length for some interest.  Aida cloth is hard to work with if you want to do curves however as you have to ignore the holes.
Since I live in Texas and March 6th was the anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo I chose that as my theme for this journal page.  I have visited the Alamo in San Antonio and was surprised at how very small it is.  
The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, USA). All but two of the Texian defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.
More history per usual on my blog!


Debra Spincic said...

Of course, Remember the Alamo! Kudos.

I understand the challenge of "keeping it simple" all too well. I like to think of it as the 2nd layer of this yearly challenge.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Great job on this Angela. The building stands out nicely with the textured sky. You have a lot of stitches on this one.

Suztats said...

It certainly captured my attention. Sometimes simple is the most effective, although I agree it's more difficult to do.
I'm enjoying my weekly history lessons. You make it fun!

Peacock said...

Angela, you always seem to pair the stitching with the subject matter beautifully! Another gorgeous page of stitching!

jenclair said...

Ah, the Alamo! We lived in Texas when I was small, and the Alamo somehow carried its influence throughout many moves. When I re-visited several years ago, like you, I was so surprised at how small it was!

A great way to incorporate another history lesson with your stitching!

Barbara C said...

The simplicity of this piece makes it especially beautiful. The running stitch is perfect for outlining buildings.