This week for Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST), the featured stitch is the wheatear stitch. I had no idea this stitch even existed before this weekly challenge. It's an enjoyable one to do - it's two straight stitches followed by a chain stitch.
Depending on the size of the chain, this stitch can resemble wheat or a flower. During the past week, some of the TAST participants even did detached wheatear stitches and made them look like fish.
For mine, I did a simple design because I was learning the stitch. I traced the edge of an oval embroidery hoop in random patterns. I chose one color for each color of the rainbow.
After I was done with the sampler, I put it in my embroidery journal along with a journal entry; gratitude list; several images of tulips (which are now blooming); an picture of a black squirrel (which Olivia spotted during the past week); a quote about aging and life; and an image of three females with silver hearts (to represent Sophia, Olivia, and me).