November 17, 2012

Debra: TAST: Magic Chain

Magic Chain is usually one of those stitches I look at in a stitching book and skip. But, it was easy & came out pleasant. It's a bit fiddly with the 2nd thread but once I got a good rhythm, it stitched quickly. I'll use it again. It would be a good stitch to use up oddball bits of thread.


While I was in the mood, I did a little more work on my button flower.  Love it now!


17 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Adds a nice zing to the butterfly ribbon. It was rather fun.

Judy S. said...

Nice! I love that butterfly and its ribbon, also the couching on the cording or whatever it is. I agree, fiddly but fun.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Stitching turned out nice and your button flower is really fantastic.

Debra Spincic said...

Glad I tried it since I usually overlook it.

Debra Spincic said...

I'm about to (gladly) use up that butterfly ribbon. It was from those $1 spools at Michaels.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks!!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I love the butterfly ribbon with its magic chain stitching and the button flower has really blossomed. The couched braid looks like a vine creeping along.

Suztats said...

That couched braid looked like a snake creeping around your pretty flower. Love the butterfly ribbon and that magic chain looks great!

Cy said...

If anyone needs to GLAMify a ribbon or braid.....just ask Debra, she's the Queen of Glamifying.

While looking at your button flower I had a sudden feeling of de ja vue =)

Love what you have done to it btw.

Debra Spincic said...

And in reality, I am so far from glam, it is not even funny!

This whole project has given me bouts of de ja vue.

Debra Spincic said...

I thought of you as I couched that cording! I know how fond you are of couching!

Debra Spincic said...

You won't think snake when you see the whole block.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

and fluffy yarn!!! Now you mention couching I meant to make mention of the way you attached the cord and have been trying to work out the passage of the thread.

Debra Spincic said...

Basic buttonhole stitch with variegated floss--just kept the buttonhole on one side of the cord. Easy and effective, my motto!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Clever and very effective. You can't see the buttonhole spokes so they must be tucked underneath the cord.

Cy said...

It seems we are all learning to move outside of our comfort zone on this project. And I am learning more about myself with each challenge that this project has thrown at me. It has been a real eye-opener into how I work.

Debra Spincic said...

Sometimes I may grumble but not once have I said, "OH, I wish I hadn't started this project". I've only done the basic stitch formations but I could probably start over next year and do combinations or some other idea with the basics. I'm not sure I will but it's nice to know that I now know so many more stitches than I did in January.