We relaxed at the beginning of October
after having completed one trip to the Cape Breton Highlands
and we knew what was ahead....Two more trips to Cape Breton.
But also in the distance was the knowing
that a retreat with special friends was coming too.
In the meantime I wanted to preserve some samples.
Samples from my C&G days of playing with stitches.
Those above are raised chain stitch.
Starry reverse appliqué
Blanket stitch with a few French knots thrown in.
Nowadays I use blanket stitch a lot
and not one of my current versions was included
in this 1990's sampler!
Today I try to be looser, freer, less restrained....
perhaps even stitching with gay abandon!
Again from the 1990's curvilinear stitchings.
An interruption of simple running stitch
Stem stitch marching across silver cloth
I like stem stitch
I like grey
perhaps not metallic grey