Saturday, September 1, 2007

A Microscopic Look at a Christmas Tree Farm

Jingle Bell Christmas Tree Farm is moving right along. The complicated stitches, however can only be appreciated if you
get really close!

The beaded stitches are called Modified Smyrna Crosses and the plain white are called Smyrna Rice. What is it about Smyrna anyway and why do they sew so funny there?

pattern from The Victoria Sampler