Week's Stitches: I used some old favorites - French Knot, Open Chain and Star stitch, while experimenting for the first time with the Tied Cross Stitch (really like this one,) Fern Stitch and Tête de Boeuf Stitch, which I also like a lot.
For the Background - I used a stiff white canvas and Dye-na-Flow fabric dye. I'm excited by the way the Dye-na-flow interacted with the canvas. Instead of getting sucked into it, the color laid nicely on and went only where I told it to go with my paintbrush - and that's it. (Unlike with the Neocolors that have a mind of their own!)
I am finding there are three elements in play during my execution of my Sunday Stitches: (1) the stitching itself; (2) the design and preparation of the background; and what I do believe is my favorite element of the project (3) the color-play between the stitches and the background.