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.