Today's stitch is an ode to short, powerful, and surprising. Kinda like my dear friend, Gina(bean). She's all kinds of short and awesome, just like today's stitch. I think the technical name is Alternating Diagonal Mosaic, but I know it as the Ginabean.
The stitched sample is Soie D'Alger with Entice for the accent. Two things happened on the way to the stitched sample. First, I really liked the stitch without the accent. But, I also love it with the accent! So, your stitched sample is both. Magic!
This stitch would make a great small almost anything. The diagram includes a bead; the stitched sample uses a Cross Stitch in lieu of the bead. The bead version would make fantastic water, angel wings, small dresses or aprons, somewhere where you may want a little extra pop or extra added femininity. I see the Cross Stitch version as more multi-purpose. Sure, I would use it for any of the items I mentioned for the bead as well as clouds, receding landscape, tree leaves, roof, water, angel wings, small dresses or aprons. I think you get the idea.
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I hope you have the perfect spot for this stitch! Enjoy! Happy #smallspacesunday!