Well, the stitching this week definitely tried my patience. The Twisted Chain stitch is familiar to me and I quite like it. That prompted me to try something new with it. I started with DMC Pearlescent Effects thread as I love all things sparkling. Correction, not all things. This thread is absolutely miserable with which to stitch. Ugh. However, I persisted and got one row stitched. I had planned to do a second row with it mirroring the first row. Since I was not happy with the DMC thread I decided to use a different thread, not sure of the brand. I was stitching along with it when I made a mistake and had to pick it out. Upon flipping to the back to do so I realized I had been stitching to another part of the quilt. Ugh!! After picking all of that out I decided to use a Kreinik thread as I wasn't overly thrilled with the one I had just used. I wish I would have used a thicker Kreinik thread though. I think this could look really good with equal weight threads. Oh well, lesson learned and patience still intact.
Thanks to Sharon B. at pintangle.com for TAST. I am always glad to have an excuse to stitch!
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.