Thursday, September 24, 2015
Also being part of this project has made me realize that I want it to actually be a journal about me, exploring my thoughts, likes, maybe dislikes, and becoming proficient in stitching a variety of stitches.
I am following TAST on FB, though I don't post there and also Sharon's blog. I may not incorporate each stitch in a block, but I will definitely use the group as inspiration to further my stitch skill.
However, out there in the water lurks that under water Sea Serpent...waiting to claim his next victim. I escaped him once when I was 13 and almost drowned. I don't fear him, but I do respect him.
There are many stitchers that create wonderful vines. I love stitched vines and have a tremendous desire to become proficient in creating them. I am not a person that likes to practice, but I do realize that practice makes perfect and I certain hope to improve with each block.
Most seams in this block started with cross stitch, mostly because I wanted the practice of using templates to mark stitch guidelines.
Here is a better vine. I also wanted to give a palm tree a try, but didn't really want to stitch an entire tree. I think these look like palm fronds and I like them a lot.
At the finish of this block, I felt so, accomplished. I know which is the first seam and first motif and I know that my skill progressed 100% before I reached the last of each.
What have you done recently that made you feel really good? Have you mastered a new skill? Started a project you have been wanting to begin?