August 17, 2011

Current Work In Progress

My current work-in-progress.

Feeling Stitchy has been doing a series of stitch-alongs lately. The one for August focuses on a technique in which the stitcher embroiders on patterned fabric. It's an effect I've wanted to try for a while and this seems like the perfect opportunity.

So far, I've blanket-stitched some applique birds on my piece (put-a-bird-on-it, anyone?), sewn a few shell buttons on it, and did some simple outline and fill stitches.  But now I'm kind of at an impasse. It needs some oomph but I don't know creatively what to do next. Satin stitch? Some lazy-daisies? A few twinkle stars?  This was my original inspiration.

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