I know many are already starting Thanksgiving preparations, so I thought it wise to get this weeks stitch completed. For a little added fun I have included Coloring pages for you and your family.
Todays stitch is diagrammed in stages since you can use many stitches for the center motif. This first diagram is the Diamond Trellis. I would stitch this like Alicia’s Lace in diagonal rows.
Next is the Diamond Trellis & Smyrna Crosses. This would make a nice starry sky.
This is just a larger Smyrna Cross diagram that I had previously charted.
The Diamond Trellis with Upright Cross and Beads could be worked with Sequins or French Knots, the choice is yours. Even with an Upright Cross this is still a fairly open stitch.
Finally the stitch comes together with Beads, Snowflakes, & Sequins. Of course you can add the beads or leave them out. I thought an Eyelet, Half Rhodes, or Jessica Stitch would be very pretty in the centers.
Another big thanks to Jane Wood of Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure for stitching this fun sample!😺Jane had fun playing with threads and beads on this wonderful sparkly mono canvas.
The Diamond Trellis background is stitched with one strand of a #8 Perle Cotton. The Smyrna Crosses, Upright Crosses and Snowflake stitch was stitched using one strand of Impressions. The beads on the very top row are size 11/0. The beads surrounding the Snowflake stitch on the left are size 14/0 and the beads surrounding the snowflake on the right are 11/0. Personally I like the 14/0 beads around the snowflake, but this is a personal preference. Anywhere you see beads or sequins you could use French or Colonial knots. In between the Trellis stitch on the bottom two rows are 5mm flat back Swarovski crystals, and lastly we have an actual snowflake bead.
This is a really fun stitch sample. For a more muted background Jane and I both thought using one color of thread would be pretty. Personally I like the open Trellis with Smyrna Crosses. You could also stitch a snowflake in every other Diamond Trellis leaving one Diamond unstitched.
As always have fun with the stitch and use your imagination! For ease in finding my stitches I have now added a “Sheena’s Sweet Stitches” Pinterest board on my Pinterest page.
This months Magnet Maven is a cute dog wearing a crown.👑
This is going to be my last blog post for a few weeks so enjoy the stitches. Wednesday I will be going into the hospital for back surgery and will be laid up for quite some time. I will let you know how the cats and I are doing via Facebook updates. I am hoping to be able to chart stitches again in a few weeks, but this may be a little optimistic, but hey optimism is a good thing!
Today we had our first snow fall which was very pretty but luckily for us it has already melted!❄
I thought you might enjoy a couple of coloring pages!😸
Thanks for being such loyal followers!
The “tigers” did pose for me today and have been demanding attention this past week!
Well folks, that’s it for today! I hope you a wonderful Thanksgiving!🦃