April 21, 2012

Judy ~French Knots Correctly, I Hope!

Ms. Sue looks pretty much the same as she did last week, but I did do all the french knots since they were conveniently this week's stitch. I also finished her dress and the bow on her hat and decided to save the bird for next week. Hopefully, the next stitch will inspire me to spice up her sleeve and hat. I'm still up in the air about "grounding" the gate.

As a side note, it wasn't until a few years ago after looking at many blogs featuring embroidery that I realized I'd been taught the french knot incorrectly! What I was doing was really a small bullion stitch. Have you ever tried relearning something you'd been doing for a zillion years? So Ms. Sue and her passion for french knots has given me lots of recent practice in doing it correctly.

14 comments:

jenclair said...

Little polka dots! Nice addition, Judy!

Debra Spincic said...

The past couple of weeks have had all the right stitches for Sue!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

French knots work out great for this. I hope I have learned the French knot correctly because I have it down pat now after doing so many on my 2nd block (pink flowers). I've never done the bullion stitch...I don't think I have.

ladyhawthorne said...

hahahaha, I've had people tell me I tie my shoelaces wrong too. Who cares as long as it works.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

French knots set off Sue's dress and hat beautifully.

Suztats said...

Sue's so cute when she's knotty!

Debra Spincic said...

Oh my! :-)

Jane said...

Yes, you seem to be having all the right TAST stitch to keep you going. I know they're due to get complicated real soon but you've been ingenious so far for using them on your Sues. I don't think you need to ground the gate, looks good as is.

cq4fun said...

If you liked the results of the old way, why change? Love your Sue. =)

Peacock said...

No such thing as tying your shoelaces wrong! Each tying method has benefits and disadvantages, same as stitches. Check out this fabulous shoelace site!
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/

Peacock said...

Great work! You are going to have such a cute collection of SBS's when you're done!! You have a cute collection already!

Cy said...

Would you believe that I was once told I was peeling potatoes the wrong way, lol, I soon told her what to do with her potatoes.

Nice work with French Knots on your Sue's dress and hat.

Just a thought - would she be called "Rain Hat Sue" if the sun didn't shine on her everyday? Or maybe that's another series, lol.

Debra Spincic said...

There's a machine embroidery series called Sinbonnet Sue. It might be more fitting to my tastes! (Yours, too?)

Barbara C said...

Very pretty. Now I want to see your small bullion knots too.