I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter weekend! We have finally warmed up and the sun is peeking out today in West Cleveland
The stitch for today is an Alternating Ming Variation. I have charted it with and without fillings. You choose the filling you like or leave it open, it is a very pretty stitch and both Jane and I like the stitch with beads As you know Jane of Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure has been stitching the samples and as always, I am grateful for her hands and beautiful stitching!
Without much ado here are the charts and stitched sample.
You see a number of different stitches can be used to fill the open spaces, choose one that suits your canvas.
Next you see how the light plays off of the stitch, the vertical stitches look darker in the photo.
The sample was stitched using one strand of Red Neon Rays N20. The center smyrna cross was stitched using one strand of glow in the dark Silk Lamé Braid SL300, and to the right a size 11 blue bead was added in a small box. Personally I like the look of the stitch leaving the smaller boxes empty….what do you think? I like the Smyrna Cross and the raised effect you get, but a bead, crystal, or sequin would also be pretty. Jane thought this would make a great Santa Coat on a large Santa. I think it would make great flowers or a lovely background stitch. The stitched sample is 1 ¼ inches around.
The cat crew want to wish everyone a Happy Easter they have been up to their usual antics chasing each other around the house, no blood letting though!
Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the warmer weather, and put in a few stitches!