February 1, 2017
A new month starts today. February…..
Today I started to add stems to my tulips. I decided to use an oldie but goody stitch, the backstitch! Everyone uses this one for outlining or adding details when they do cross stitch. I could have used the stem stitch, but the backstitch works just as well. I also added detached chain stitches for the long leaves for the tulips. I used a bright green as well, hopefully to wake me up during this dreary day in NoVA.
Stitch: Backstitch and Detached Chain Stitch
Fiber: Weeks Dye Works in Chartreuse, used 2 ply