Yay! Finally finished up this design-- a little later than I had hoped, but here it is.
Yarn and crochet being my other addiction, this piece was a lot of fun for me. I love granny squares, and so stitching them instead was engaging. The frequent color changes kept it interesting.
Finished stitched size, 144w x 108h. My model was stitched over two threads on Wichelt Imports Denim Blue 28ct. jobelan with DMC threads.
I designed it using a lot of smaller bits of embroidery thread that I had, and any stitcher picking up this design to work through could do the same, or, they could work all the blocks the same which might lend itself to a really cool look as well.
All of the crochet granny squares I have done have always been with scraps of yarn, kind of a crazy quilt effect, and I think I managed to capture that with the stitched interpretation.
And something else I started today...
Remember all those orts I've been playing with? Well, I stitched a bunch of them down on batik, a random bit of stitching with my machine. Now, I'm trying to decide what I want to do with it from here. Have a few ideas. Tomorrow I think I'll dig in.
Now I'm off to figure out what to start on next,
fill up my coffee cup and maybe sketch for an hour or three!