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Todays featured seam embellishment was started with a foundation row of buttonhole stitch which was worked in a thread the same weight as DMC pearl 8.
On one side I worked a small caston stitch and on the other three Bullion stitches. Both these stitches were worked in a thread the same weight as DMC 12. Seed beads were then added to the seam to finnish it off.
I have a few tips for working bullion stitch which may be useful if you look at bullions and feel faint.
Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World featured another pair of minature thongs on her Christmas stocking.
Gail of Big Horn Mountain Creations has highlighted how she embellishes a print in crazy quilting
June of Grandma Ziki’s Stitching has done some more stitching on her next fan block
Murial has also added some more stitching to her project.
Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has featured some lovely silk ribbon embroidery
Barbara of Thinking Out Loud has finished her third fan sampler blocks
Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has a free design for a hummingbird
Also for anyone interested details for my online classes are here They were announced earlier in the week.
For anyone just swinging by this series of posts are listed under 100 details for 100 days in this blog. Over on Flickr it is associated with the Crazyquilting Group and photos are tagged 100detailsin100days
Do you want to improve your drawing skills? For those who are interested in quietly developing the ability to draw you may like to investigate Drawspace and take advantage of their free online drawing lessons.
Drawspace hosts dozens of drawing lessons suitable for beginners through to those with advanced drawing skills. You have to join which only takes a few minutes and even then you are only able to download a tutorial every two weeks, but the lessons are rated and those that I have read are useful.
Many of the lessons are ideal for textile practitoners who have an interest in keeping a visual journal but are fearful of that word drawing. You could quietly build this skill in a visual journal, chipping away at it every couple of weeks.