Today's trifecta is September, snow, and small spaces.
Honestly, I'm never thrilled when new stitch months begin on a #smallspacesunday. I get nervous that I won't have the perfect small stitch. This month is different.
I had to figure out what to do for small sections of snow on a tree on a Christmas stocking. I did this technique on a whim, with translucent beads, fully expected to not like it, and worked on a backup plan while I stitched.
Turns out I loved it. And kept it.
Frankly, I believe what made it work was that WAS a small space. This much beading on a large roof, or ground cover, would be overwhelming. The stitched sample on Instagram shows a lot of the tree so you can see the context.
This stitch diagram, along with other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on www.pinterest.com/whimsicalstitch/whimsicalwednesday.
If you like what you see on this blog, want to learn some very creative decorative stitches, and how to put them all together, whimsicalstitch.com sells stitch guides for Melissa Shirley and Zecca Designs. 27 guides are currently available and more are in the pipeline.