It all began with the Stem Stitch, a much over-looked stitch. I decided I needed to explore it and see if I could find a little excitement while doing so. I had no idea that this stitch would be the beginning of something wonderful!
I pulled out some hand dyed linen that I’d bought and a 5 weight pearl cotton thread and began stitching.
And finally the whole thing comes together as this…
Not sure whether I will end up backing and quilting this piece or not. I may leave as is, I may float it on top of a larger hand dyed piece and I may end up quilting it, but for now, I’m happy to have it on my design wall while I get to work on my “Stitch Along with Ariane” project. Until then, here’s to stitching together! 💕