Monday, September 13, 2021

Picnic

Oh this was a fun one! My ninth Dropcloth sampler, I know when I finished my last one, Paisley, I said I thought that would be it for a while; and in a way, considering it was three months ago, it was. I had no idea the Picnic Stitch Along was in my future, but it came at a perfect time. 

Begun on August 22, Picnic took just about three weeks to stitch, with a little stitching done nearly every evening. It even went on a couple of day trips, and it felt good to take my stitching out and about for a change. It had been a long time since I'd done that.

Unlike any of my previous samplers, I used a pre-chosen selection of #8 Wonderfil perle cotton, a delightful collection chosen by Rebecca Ringquist herself. That in itself was a fun change of pace. They were all variegated threads, which I have come to love. The design itself was about 8" square, and just four key stitches were used - the backstitch, straight stitch, French knots; and finally, some couching to finish it off. 

Oh and here's a picture of the back, for those that like such things. Can't say I worried much about that... ha.


Anyway, thoroughly enjoyed stitching Picnic! Kinda sad it's done, and seeing that Rebecca has some new sampler designs coming out this fall, I highly doubt it will be my last.

7 comments:

  1. What are your thoughts about the color / green after having spent 3 weeks working with it?

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  2. The colors are fabulous - I love how the variegated thread goes together so well.

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  3. Sweet embroidery and colors! Great finish Debbie.

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  4. So happy! What will you do with all of them?

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  5. I'm so glad for you to have participated in this along. Picnic is really a pretty design, and I enjoyed seeing everyone's interpretations as I followed the hashtag on Instagram. You DO have a lovely assortment of variegated threads. I'd like to do another stitchery, but am wondering about designing my own. Perhaps doodle some graffiti-style free motion quilting? Turn that into a design to stitch on linen? I fully intend to pursue that idea, probably in November, as after seeing what Rebecca comes up with, my mind is full of all the possibilities.

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  6. I like this very much!!
    Kathleen -- kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  7. it's great, just like all the others. you can tell these have brought you a lot of joy!

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