Amy's Stitch

Today's stitch and stitched sample come from a new whimsicalstitch.com friend, Amy Poore, of www.apooregirlpaintsneedlepointdesigns.com.  Her designs are adorable and designed to appeal to a new generation of needlepointers.  They are sweet and easy stitch pieces.  

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Just like her designs, the background stitch is crisp and clean.  The small accent and the skipped row are a delightful surprise.  The stitched sample uses DMC Perle Cotton for the gray lines and Glisten for the accent stitch (gray lines).

This stitch would work on so many areas.  Of the top of my head, ideas include animal fur (with solid colored wool for the gray lines) and a variegated wool for the small accent stitch or a floor with two shades of Princess Perle.  It would make an interesting stitch for a larger tree or even water.  I just love stitches that have so many applications.  

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

Going in Circles

Circles are the most difficult pattern (for me) to replicate.  Most traditional circle stitches are never perfect circles.   The yet to be named stitch remains a current favorite.  Today's stitch is a very close second. 

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The stitched sample is a sky stitched with Rainbow Gallery's Glisten from a Scott Church Christmas piece.  It's sweet, simple, and allows other elements of the piece to stand out.  A variation I would like to try (but have not yet) is to add a single bead in the center of the small diamond in between the circles. 

This stitch diagram, along with all other #whimsicalwednesday and #smallspacesunday stitch diagrams, can also be found on a Pinterest board here.

Be sure to follow whimsicalstitch.com on FacebookPinterestInstagram, and Twitter.

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. 47 guides are currently available and more are in the pipeline.

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