August 26, 2012

Barbara's Linked Double Chain Stitch


School started this week, so I'm back to work, and stitching on the run.  This week I did try the Linked Double Chain Stitch, above in yellow, which wasn't as hard as it looked at first.  I did get a rhythm going, and can imagine doing long seams in this stitch.  I also outlined the cone flowers (?) in the central image, and added some French knots and lazy daisy stitches the adjacent seam.




I stitched the butterfly in some thin crewel yarns, and added a few more French knots for seam embellishment.  I'm hoping the long weekend next week will give me some time to finish this block and to piece the last four blocks (can that be right?) for this project.

7 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Your little lazy daisy stitches echo the cornflower well!

Judy S. said...

Love that butterfly!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Although I can't see your whole block feel sure your butterfly and cone flowers work well together and the colours really stand out next to the black work. Yes, just 4 blocks to go.

ladyhawthorne said...

It looks amazing. Sometimes the simplest things stand out to me and so I am totally in love with how your french knot like looks. So simple but so elegant.

Peacock said...

Pretty stitches. I still love your cast-on flowers! :) the little line of white French knots running right through the vine is a super nice counterpoint!

cq4fun said...

I love the orangy gold - its a nice contrast to the other colors in that area of the block.

Cy said...

Very pretty colours on this block so far Barbara, can't wait to see the whole thing!
Love the rabbit button and the gorgeous butterfly.