This week for Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST), the featured stitch is the half chevron. I learned how to do the chevron stitch in February. Both the stitches are easy to do once you have the pattern figured out. As with the chevron stitch, I chose to use Aida cloth because then the stitches would be more uniform in size.
The first sampler has four half-chevron stitches - each in a different direction. For some reason, they remind me of a windmill. The middle three rows of stitches are done in the running stitch.
I found this image about how to do the half-chevron stitch helpful:
As with past weeks, I incorporated the samplers into my TAST embroidery journal. It includes a personal reflection/journal entry, list of five things for which I'm grateful, and two bird images (the goldfinch and grosbeak that represent things that I've seen during the past week.