I didn’t get all my stuff done, but I spent a lot of time with Desiderata anyway. Sue me.
Originally when I looked at the model picture of this part of the sampler, I thought the diamond motifs were different colors, or possibly Watercolors Cafe Au Lait. Not so! They are all stitched with the same color. I think this row is a beautiful illustration of just how different a color can look, based on the density of the stitch used. In this case, those stitches happen to be Rhodes, Satin, Queen, Eyelet.
Right now I’m wondering how a single queen stitch stitched over the same area, rather than four clustered together, would compare to the satin stitch. All of these stitches were accomplished with a single strand of floss, as instructed. Else, I’d’ve used 2 ply for the satin diamond, out of habit. I do like how it looks, and the effect.
I’m going to go ponder the single queen stitch question. I doubt I’ll actually stitch them. Pondering is a useful way to spend a few minutes. Enjoy your day! 🙂