Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday - Bullion Knot - Week 20

This week for Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST), the featured stitch is the bullion knot. I put off learning this stitch as much as I could...until the new one for the 21st week was introduced today.

It reminded me of the French knot which I find challenging. At least with that one, my final product looked half decent. With the bullion knot...well...that's another story.

Words such as "embarrassment," "amateurish," and "laughable" come to mind when I look at what the stitching looks like. It is what it is...and for some reason it just wasn't one of the stitches I found easy to do.

Suffice it to say that the two small embroidery samples are included with the journal entry about what has happened over the past nine days; a list of five things I'm grateful for (one of which was seeing an eagle carry a huge branch to its nest); and images of things I saw during this time period (the first hummingbird of the season, dragonflies, and flowers).

What I didn't find was an image of a monarch I could include in the collage. I wish I did...there have been so many of these beautiful orange and black butterflies flying around the backyard. It's been a joy to see them each day.

Olivia and I went on a walk through the pasture this evening; and she and I found four monarch eggs on milkweed leaves. She brought them indoors to raise, as she and Sophia have done in the past.

Between the monarchs, the many migrating birds that have returned, and the little wren who kept coming back for little pieces of wool yarn that I had cut and the girls put out - it was a day filled with lots of wonderful natural things.


The Adventurer said...

Welcome to the NOBH. I have just starting learning embroidery but not very good yet:) finding monarch eggs in the wild, my daughter would be so jealous, she loves monarch's

Rita said...

Now that really does look like a very difficult stitch. I can't even wrap my mind around it.

Love your nature day! I could picture the little wren. I hope you gave it pretty colors to nest with. :)