Do as I say, not as I do....

In teaching my pilot class for the Old Fashioned Christmas tree and writing the stitch guide, I inadvertently created a better stitch for one of the ornaments.

 I stitched this gold band topped with messy beading.

I stitched this gold band topped with messy beading.

 I drew this for the stitch guide.

I drew this for the stitch guide.

 My students followed the diagram and the band looks great. So, I ripped out sections of the bargello and this is what it looks like now. A happy mistake!

My students followed the diagram and the band looks great. So, I ripped out sections of the bargello and this is what it looks like now. A happy mistake!