There might be few things more holiday classic than deep red poinsettias sprinkled with snow. Even I, a 4th generation (snow-less) Californian, know how classic this is. And voila!
Today’s #stitchingsunday is Alternating Nobuko from my Debbie Mumm Poinsettia Stitch Guide. It uses two shades of Splendor and Trebizond Silk. I used to avoid Nobuko as it frequently vexed me. (Okay, and made me swear, I confess.) It clicked for me when I saw the stitch as vertical columns of diagonal stitches over three rows, skipping a row in between. That may seem obvious to some, but it is what got me over the hump with this stitch. I now love it. There are so many wonderful variations that can really pop on a piece.
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! Happy #stitchingsunday!
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!