Saturday, 28 January 2012


Stitching in North Queensland (Australia) this time of year is not easy. It is is summer here, and when I sit under my light at night to do some quiet stitching, I become the centre of a flying bug cloud. Little beatles and bugs landing on my work, walking up my arms, landing in my hair.... you get the picture. We have screens on all windows and doors so I don't know how they get in, but I wish they wouldn't. I am experimenting with leaving a bigger light on somewhere else in the room to encourage them to go there... not sure it is working so well.

Anyway, here is my play with Cretan stitch. I wasn't really that keen to do much with this stitch, but I did end up enjoying it and was surprised at what could be done. I even did a bit of research on the stitch and was amazed at the stitching designs from Crete I found.
Table clear ready for Tuesdays stitch. What could it be????


  1. Those bugs would be very distracting. Like the colours in your stitching.

  2. It looks great! I'm a couple weeks behind on my TAST stitching and haven't done Cretan yet - yours looks great. I'm hoping to get myself back on track by mid-week.