There were so many questions and comments about these wonderful little bags from What’s the Point? that I thought I would gab about them some more. I shot some additonal pictures so you can see them from more than one angle and will share the stitches. Fair warning stitching these bags can be very addictive…one or two of them is not nearly enough! I think that in between all these big projects that we work on that it is nice to have a small project that can be finished up quickly. Not much better than that feeling of accomplishment!
This is the background stitch that I used on the bag with the skate, called elongated cross stitch. I think that I use either 2 or 3 strands of white Splendor for this and work all of the longer cross stitches first. I love, love, love this stitch…did I say love? as it compensates with ease around all the toughest places. This is the first part of the stitch.
The second part of this stitch is the addition of a smaller cross stitch in Kreinik 032 Pearl in a #8. The stitch is very versatile as you can instead use a French knot or a bead or work the smaller cross stitch in another color thread instead of Kreinik.
The background stitch on this bag is a brick stitch and was suggested by Brenda Hart. It is a fun stitch to do…well for me anyway!
This is the first part of the stitch which again I worked in white Splendor. I am thinking that I used 3 strands as I tend to work lighter. Allot would depend on your tension and what you like. After your brick stitches are in…
Kreinik #8 in 032 Pearl is run under the stitches where the bricking meet together. A great finishing touch! Another favorite stitch of mine.
This is what the bags look like on the inside. I need to do some stash enhancement and order some more of these bags!
At 12:37am this morning I was doing the happy dance as I finally finished a piece that I have been struggling with! I am thrilled and now I start the second guessing myself, did I select the right background stitch? how about the bead color? I know the threads are a good choice, well only after about a dozen trips to buy just one more thread or look at one more bead color. The problem is when I stitch that late I have so much trouble getting to sleep. I wasn’t even able to toss and turn at all since AlleyCat was sleeping between my legs and Sylvester on my stomach. So I couldn’t disturb them…aren’t you the same way?
Speaking of AlleyCat, here she is sticking her tongue out at me. and until next time…keep on stitching