No... I didn't fall in and the aliens didn't come and get me! Mom arrived last weekend and it has taken me a few days to adjust.
I have been having trouble with getting myself to sit down and stitch on the samplers for Sharon Boggon's Take a Stitch Tuesday. I have come to the conclusion that I am just not a sampler kinda gal, so I made some crazy quilt blocks out of the scraps from my queen bed quilt to use for my stitches. I'm not sure how I will use them in my bedroom but it sure was nice to get back to embroidering a crazy quilt block!
Here's a 10.5" block:
and here's a 5.5" block:
and a 3" block:
I sat down yesterday (finally) and played with the Barred Chain stitch and the Alternating Barred Chain stitch and here is the result on the 3" block:
This picture is a scan, whereas the others are photographs, but I think you can see it pretty well.
I really like the Barred Chain Stitch but I think the Alternating Barred Chain stitch is going to take some work to move into my bag of tricks. On the last seam I did on this little block (the shortest one up on the upper left corner of the center piece) I used the Alternating Barred Chain stitch and made the regular chain stitches much shorter than the Barred Chain stitch and I really like how that came out. I'll be playing some more with that idea in the future.
Regular posting shall resume. Or at least as regular as I ever post! LOL!!