Whoa! It's been awhile since I posted last. Sorry about that. I did not mean to stay away so long, but I've been stitchin'. Unfortunately, a good portion of it has been for swaps and I can't post pictures yet. Bummer!
I can show you my efforts for Stitch Explorer this month, though. Sharon proposed a style of embroidery called Assisi. When you visit her post, you will find several links to show you all about this type of stitching. I found the pattern below on one of those sites.
It is a "void" style, which means the central motif is left blank and the background is stitched. When you think about it that way, lots of possibilities occur! Like this heart with star stitches as the background.
Or this piece I did last year as part of Sharon's Sumptuous Surfaces class.
While I was working on one of the swap projects, I needed to stitch some lettering. I found a really great book of alphabets that I forgot I had! So I took some time out to enjoy all those ideas . . . I suspect they will be showing up here and there in the future!
Here is a longer view showing several "explorations." (These photos seem pretty pale. Huh! I usually have the opposite problem!)
Tomorrow is Easter. A time of Faith, Hope, and Love. Hope you have a happy day celebrating appropriately for your own beliefs.