I always love it when I stumble on a new (to me) small space stitch and it's more fun when it comes from one of my favorite stitchers. I just love this stitch.
I named it the Diagonal Cross Stitch because of the gentle slope of the stitches.
This stitch would be great for a window (as illustrated). It's also a great stitch for any area you want to recede. As an example, I shared it with a student for a small hill in the background of a country landscape. It would be a charming way to honor beautifully shaded clouds or small bodies of water. I recommend to use lightweight threads with a stitch this gentle. For example, the stitched sample uses Kreinik Metallics Very Fine Braid (#4). Depending on what you are stitching, consider Petite Silk Lame, Silk Straw, 2-3 strands of your favorite silk floss or wool.
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. 48 guides are currently available and more are in the works!
I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy!