I just learned my first specialty stitch: Algerian-Eye Stitch Over Four. I'll admit it -- I was afraid! But it was cool and so fun to do. I have a pattern waiting for me filled with specialty stitches and now I feel brave enough to do it.
Here is my Algerian Eye:
This is a close up of a rose with dark grey and dark brown in it which sounds totally incongruous, but I love it:
And my overall progress occurring at lightening speed (the quilt I shot it on is showing through the linen. I'm going to have to figure out another way to do it):
I thank God for stitching. It's really helping me navigate through this difficult time.