Monday, January 08, 2007

Herringbone stitch - Take a Stitch Tuesdays

Here's my Herringbone sampler... at least part of it. I still have more to do but other things have been getting in the way of my stitching. Sorry, the picture isn't the best!

herringbone B001
I used #3 and #5 perle cotton, along with some silk floss and beads. As I said I'll be doing more on this sampler but I wanted to get it up before the next one comes out!

Everyone has been doing some great variations on this stitch. To see what others have done, please check out Sharon Boggon's Take a Stitch Tuesday page for links to examples of Herringbone stitch. You'll be glad you did!

I have been away from the blog too long. We've been spending extra time on yard work and getting everything put away after Christmas. We're also coming down to the last few piles of "stuff" from our move. This has been taking way to much time and we are VERY tired of it... I hope to see the end of the reorganization soon!! When we left Colorado quite a bit of our stuff went into storage, and then some of my Mother's got added to it, and each of the boys left some boxes, too. Well, by the time we got around to moving it down to Phoenix, everyone had forgotten that their stuff was mixed in with our stuff... so, of course it ended up here and we have the task of sorting through it... and mailing it back to them or storing it here until we drive back up. Not to mention all the collections of stuff that I no longer collect... sometimes I look at it and think "What the heck was I thinking?" and then I think "WHAT am I gonna do with this?"

We just plain have too much stuff!


Jane Ann said...

One word for the no-longer-wanted collections: eBay.

Conni said...

Your herringbone variations are wonderful!

Rian said...

I'm totally in sympathy about your too much stuff. We moved a dozen boxes of Jim's mom's stuff and we'll just have to get rid of it but Jim has procrastinated for two years. I hate clutter.

Allison said...

I'm with are so close to being done, just tape up the rest of the stuff and donate it somewhere!
Then you can get on to that wonderful stitching of yours...