Judy~Back in the Saddle Again~Cable Chain and Palestrina Stitches TAST and June Block
Being gone for 10 days made June feel like an extraordinarily short month! Lots of stitching happened this week both to catch up and then finish the June block. I made it, and Sue doesn't look the least bit frazzled, does she?
Once I got the hang of the cable chain, thanks to Debra's french knot hint, I actually grew to enjoy this stitch. However, I sure was glad Sue's bonnet wasn't any bigger!
All the while I was fiddling with the Palestrina stitch, I was wondering whether this was the same music-Palestrina-person. (Note to self: look this up!) My attempts were pretty feeble, sadly. This stitch just isn't designed for 2 strands of embroidery floss. In case you don't recognize it, the stitch is on the edge of her sleeve and on the watering can. I got a little carried away with french knots there. I did have fun with the star stitch on her sleeve though.
So here she is, June's Sunbonnet Sue, working hard in her garden. I had great fun with the daisy-like flowers. The edge is two 24-wrapped bullion knots couched down. To tone down the satin stitch filling I used a single strand of floss and made some fly stitches. The leaves are done with fishbone stitch, another fun one if you've not yet tried it. On to July, I wonder what stitches Sharon will assign this time?