1. Chain stitch B, 2. L.O.V.E, 3. WIP: Life Begins Now (Detail), 4. Embroidery on a toy lizard WIP #2, 5. 115.366 | special easter dish towel message, 6. Intertwined: up close, 7. chain stitch leaf, 8. Band sampler: Chain stitch (closeup), 9. Some more chain stitch, 10. blue button, 11. Chain stitch detail, 12. Angel Bunny’s Halo close-up, 13. How to Self Cover a Button 19, 14. Stitch explorer March, 15. Detached chain stitch, 16. Floral Sampler – Stem Detail
So how do the rest of you crafty types keep blogging when you’re in the middle of a project with no progress to show yet, and have nothing but ideas to discuss otherwise? I’m working on some flowers from the antique Austrian craft magazines I showed you the other day (wee free embroidery pattern there if you missed it!) but there’s not enough progress to make it interesting or enticing yet. Other than that, I have these two ideas I’m dying to get started on, but no time yet to do so – both completely in one stitch alone. One will be done in chain stitch and since I haven’t worked out the details yet, it could be a while before I can show it off. In the meantime, here’s some examples of beautiful chain stitch by some very talented Flickr embroiderers. I’m in love with this stitch right now, I can’t get enough!