Feather stitch challenged
The next block for the Sweet Land of Liberty SAL at Humble Quilts requires some embroidery. I do pretty well with embroidery until I come to the feather stitch. I was having a lot of trouble with my thread (above) and forgetting to alternate the stitch from side to side.
Even after getting out this fabulous book by Carole Samples. It actually has every stitch ever invented, well, I think it has every stitch. It's amazing!
So I found the feather stitch page with all it's variations (I think it actually takes up more than one page) and began practicing in my mind. I wished I had someone to walk me through it.
I know it's not a difficult stitch but for some reason it doesn't compute from paper to cloth for me. I'm pretty agile in stitchery, I've sewed clothes since I was 12 years old. I've learned tatting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint, crewel embroidery, I've even tried Romanian Point Lace but for some reason this feather stitch has me baffled. Oh, and I know how to knit I'm just not very good, the whole dropped, twisted, and split stitches thing. . .
I can't do decoupage either. I'm a klutz!!!
Anyway, I persevered and was able to follow a blue washable ink line to make things turn out, at least it was acceptable to me.
And VOILA, the eagle block is done.