Today's stitch is a sweet and sassy pop to almost any stitched piece.
The stitched sample is the sky from a cute little ocean ornament, using DMC Perle #8 and Frosty Rays. I am pleasantly surprised at how well this works in a relatively small space. Just enough of the pattern emerges to make it work.
I would love to see this as a floor, using a silk floss for the gray lines and a darker gray Silk Lame for the center. Taking the tile theme one step further, each cluster would make a great roof! I love strand-able wools for roofs; consider Burmilana, Bella Lusso Merino Wool, or Lorikeet. My last idea is to use it for a wallpaper. I'm really fond of size 12 Perle Cotton, especially for 18-mesh. It is especially great for areas you want to recede into the background. Combining a cute stitch, such as today's, plus a lightweight thread gives you something fun to stitch yet it won't overwhelm the remainder of the project.
This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.
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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Please enjoy!
A Note about Diagrams
I use color in diagrams to make them as clear as possible. The primary function of different colored lines is to illustrate a stitch sequence. For example, layering of colors demonstrates you add them in that order. They can also provide ideas on how to integrate additional threads (one line for each color). Or, you can use the same thread for all color lines. That's where I encourage you to use your imagination for the space you are stitching!