Sigh

Sometimes you are so accustomed to doing a stitch that the most obvious variations evade you.  Today's stitch is an example.  One of my go-to small space stitches is the Extended Cross stitch.   So when I was gently reminded of this oh-so-obvious variation, I felt like I found an all-new stitch*.

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The stitched sample is just that...a sample of what it looks like.  I used three plies of Lorikeet on 18-mesh to give all of us an idea of the final result.  This "tall" version is perfect for a tall, narrow space such as a chimney or fireplace legs.  Flip it on to its side and it's an adorable basket.  It's a sweet stitch that adds a little something something to an area without overpowering it.  Everyone wins.

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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!