Hiya. How's everyone? Hot? If you already know the Lazy Daisy stitch (which most of you do) and you're not interested in seeing the reckless stitcher's version, you won't learn anything by reading further.
Lazy Daisy Busy Bees
I tried to follow the chart's uneven petals. Some times it's harder to follow a reproduction than a more complicated new sampler. Remember the completed sampler I bought? This is it. Very nicely stitched on linen for only $25 which I thought was reasonable! It was the only one she had (myoldejunque on eCrater) but she had tons of magazines and older books for crochet, knitting, needlework.
On to the laziness.
I start with my usual loop knot and run it under the floss of a stitch on the back.
Come up through the fabric leaving a large loop of floss and insert the needle back down into the same hole but don't pull the floss through.
Bring the needle up through the fabric again with the same motion, in the spot you want the petal to end, making sure the floss is under the needle, not on top.
Now pull the floss but not so tight that you don't have a loop.
Secure the loop by going down into the next hole in the fabric.
Lazy Daisy - right or wrong. Then do it again.
Between the air compressor coming on every five minutes and scaring the heck out of me, the nail gun, the saws, the dust, and the heat, I'm not in the mood to do much of anything.
I'll stitch more this evening.
I just noticed that the above photo on the left showing part of the house looks like the stitches are crossed in different directions. So I kept enlarging the photo to see if that was the case. I have the stitched piece right next to me, why am I straining to check the photo? Anyway, here's a close up and they are crossed the same, but some being stitched horizontally and others vertically must be the illusion in the other photo.
They're almost done with the floor now and he'll be back tomorrow for the doorway and electrical. His son came with him today and he may be the guy to make the corner unit since Ed doesn't have time. We'll see.
I also have to apologize for not reading and commenting on your blogs. With everything going on, I try to keep my free time for stitching and avoid the computer. Except for Pinterest which gets me in more trouble than usual.
Take care and stay safe.
Thanks for visiting!