October 14, 2012

Angela~ Knotted Loop Stitch


This week's stitch (Knotted Loop Stitch) is really more for borders though it does make nice leaves.  It just didn't fit with anything I found in history for the day.  Or should I say the missing day?  One of 10 missing days to be exact for the year of 1582 in several European countries.
So here's my stitch and there's not a lot of it, but enough to see what it looks like.   I do like the variegated purple floss against the yellow aida cloth, nice and cheerful.
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Different countries chose to switch to the Gregorian calendar at different times.  I wonder how those paychecks back then were worked out?

9 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

That's weird--what were they thinking?

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Strange decision, but pleased it gave you an opportunity for your stitching to shine, so very precise.

ladyhawthorne said...

The Julian Calendar had things so messed up because it was not calculated correctly and the seasons started being off. Since it was an agrarian society it had to be fixed.

The Russian Orthodox Church still follows the Julian Calendar so I can have 2 Christmases as well as 2 Easters since Orthodox Pascha is usually 1-4 weeks later than Western Easter.

Cy said...

Your "little bit" of knotted loop stitch is ok by me. At least you got it done, which is more than can be said for me, lol.

Your history subject got me thinking now.... what happens (or happened) to all those people born between 4th & 15th Oct. I'm thinking they all disappeared in a puff of quantum physics smoke.

cq4fun said...

That would feel weird to jump from October 4 to October 15! You have such great bits and pieces of information. Love the colors, and your knotted stitch looks good across the top.

Suztats said...

I didn't know that! Nice knotted loop stitch. I shall be attempting mine tonight.

ladyhawthorne said...

LOL! Maybe we'll find them on the other side of a black hole somewhere.

Judy S. said...

Angela, you always have the most interesting posts/projects! We've all learned more than just new stitches, thanks to you. Gosh, this month is going way too fast already........

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I must agree about your interesting posts. This is info I never made a connection with until you explained it more clearly. I wonder if similar comments will be made one day about our 'daylight savings time' which purpose also totally escapes my understanding. I wish it would go away. Compromise on changing it 1/2 hr and leave it be! Now that you know how I feel about DST, I will add that I am so impressed with your stitching each week. I like that thread also!