I have slipped behind with my embroidery again so today, after spending most of the morning in the MRI machine, I sat on the verandah in a sunny spot and stitched. ( I also slept a bit in the cane chair in the sun.) I just wasn't sure about week 20. A circle is a circle is a circle. But I must say that I enjoyed working this stitch in one strand. I am looking to design some wall hangings for the new baby and as their theme is animals I thought I would give fish a run. I think that this design could be developed to make a really interesting embroidered wall hanging. This small space doesn't allow me to do too much with the fish but I'm sure that in a bigger area I could develop those fish. The circles are perfect for fish air bubbles and there are any number of variations in size, colour and texture that could be used.
The stitch for week 21 didn't get off to a good start. First off I embroidered the name of the stitch for week 22 and then had to do some reverse sewing. I find working with rayon thread difficult, of course that is what came out of the thread box first. I tried one, then two, then three strands and all seemed to work. Thick threads work well along with perle cotton and silk threads. I rather like this little bird, (I was trying for a chicken but a bird will do) and think that the shape is great for children but I don't think I would use this stitch.