This weeks question is:
What is your favorite specialty stitch? Which one is your least favorite? Why
I have to be difficult and say I love them all. I find it fascinatinating to decorate fabric with embroidery. I learnt how to embroider long before I did cross stitch. With all the over-dyed and variegated threads available it makes the specialty stitches even lovelier. I always have my 'Embroidery Bible' close at hand....Mary Thoms's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches.
That was one of the reasons I started doing crazy quilting...to actually embroider rather than just do cross stitch all my life:) I also enjoy canvas work too and stumpwork. I enjoy creating with thread!
My favourite stitches are Double Leviathan stitch, Lazy Daisies, Fern Stitch, Rhodes Stitch, Algerian Eye Stitch....there are too many.
I think the only reason one wouldnt be a favourite is when there is lots of it and it becomes tedioius to do on one picture.