February 14, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday: Lazy daisy



This week's Take a Stitch Tuesday stitch is the Lazy daisy. Well, I am no stranger to the Lazy daisy (or detached chain) stitch, so I had fun playing with it last night. I've done many embroidered pieces that used oodles of Lazy daisies - most notably Lottie the dog-faced girl (a pattern by Badbird) and this pink doe.

If you dig vintage embroidery patterns like I do, you'll find tons of lazy daisies in them, so if you want to stitch vintage, this is the stitch to learn.

If you'd like to learn the Lazy daisy stitch, try:

I kept it simple on the daisies, stitching most of them in increments of 5 - an arrangement that seems to be common in real flowers.  I used the same 3 colors of floss I used for the last piece - I plan to use only those 3 on all my hoops.

Here she is next to my chevron hoop from last week's Take A Stitch Tuesday:

You'll notice I used a scrap from the same striped blue and white pillowcase, I just turned it in a different direction for variety. I promise I will get them in better light for a final set of photos - in the meantime, thanks for bearing with these evening shots. :)

Here's the links to people participating in TAST:
Jennifer: http://www.marriedtoabmw.com/search/label/Embroidery
Hanna: http://www.ihanna.nu/tag/tast/
Faith: http://airynothing.net/Blogs/anblog/tast/
Kathy: http://eclecticlamb.wordpress.com/category/embroidery/
Susan: http://cq4fun.livejournal.com/

If you've joined in, please leave a link to your blog or Flickr set in the comments and I'll add you to next week's post! Until next week! :)


  1. So cool! This is going to make for an awesome collection when you're through! :)

  2. TAST is so much fun, especially seeing what others are doing! Here's my blog http://www.therosejournal.blogspot.com/ Need to get another post up! Coming soon!


  3. Oh thanks for the linkage! I am still doing it, but haven't posted anything recently. But now I'm inspired to do the lazy daizy stitch more! Thanks!

  4. I started the TAST this week because I just found it, hoping to catch up on the ones I missed so far!!

  5. Your lazy daisies look so much better than mine. :) Thanks for the link!