August Stitch of the Month

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Hi, Everyone —

We had a smaller than normal group for SOTM yesterday and the August stitch surprised us once again!

At first, we were not so sure that we liked this month’s stitching — the long, outer stitches on the Sprat’s Head were pulled in and appeared to ruin the stitch spacing.  However, we used our needles to adjust and soldiered on!

To our amazement, the addition of this new color into the design did some awesome things to the piece as a whole.

August Progress on SOTM

August Progress on SOTM

I’m not sure how well this picture shows what I mean because this stitch used only a single strand of floss on congress cloth (no laying!).  But for my colorway — top right — the medium light blue in the lattice really seemed to balance the colors and to make my yellow pop!  I had been disappointed in my accent color (yellow), but now I am thinking that all will turn out well.

Sue C and Linda were not able to attend this month, but I am sure that they will have made excellent progress by now and I can’t wait to hear what they thought and experienced!

Later today is our annual stitch by the pool and hopefully I’ll get some pictures to post!  Hope to see most of you there!

Cheers!

Rosie

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