When I stitch by myself, I like to have some sort of engagement outside of the stitching. And that's where StitchTV comes into play. A show qualifies for StitchTV if it meets any of the following criteria: engaging, makes me laugh, not too vapid, something(one) is easy on the eye, or does not require intense concentration. So Narcos....not StitchTV.
However, Parks & Recreation is perfect StitchTV. And it just so happens that wallpaper from a room in a Parks & Recreation episode prompted this week's stitch. It's not necessarily a new stitch, but the wallpaper reminded me of it. And here we are!
For me, the most obvious uses are a background, tabletop, or floor. The different colored lines represent contrasting finishes in the same color or two completely different colors. I favor contrasting finishes but it truly depends on the area. The stitched sample on Instagram includes Planet Earth Silk and Rachelette on 18-mesh in very similar colors. As an extra bonus for those who may be adverse to the large open area, Instagram includes a second sample with the large center diamond filled! (And by filled, I consider one ply of Planet Earth Silk filling enough. :) Feel free to adjust the thread weight to reflect your preference.)
This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.
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 and stitch concepts for Melissa Shirley Designs, Zecca Designs, and Patience Brewster. 47 guides are currently available, including the brand new Passion Flowers and Royal Peeps, and more are in the works!
I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!