Yes, a statement only a stitching nerd could love (Rabecca?!). I’ve been stitching away on a tote bag for my son’s teacher as an end of year gift. It is this tote from Sublime Stitching that I mentioned in my last post. It is fun just stitching to someone else’s pattern. All I have to decide are color and stitch.
Herringbone stitch is supposed to be done with an exactness that, well, I try to avoid. Instead, I placed the stitches to follow the area I was filling, in this case, the bee’s body. It fills and provides a lovely texture. I love how it looks here with the sparkly metallic thread.