Saturday, May 14, 2011

My First Algerian Eye

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:


Woo hoo!

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.

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