When I first saw that running stitch was the stitch for the week I immediately thought "Cakky Poo" !!!!
I did not like the idea at all. I had had this piece which had been a ufo for about a year sitting patiently waiting for a finish, and had recently dug it out and had it sitting on my table. After working other running stitches it suddenly struck me that this could be the perfect stitch to finish off the work. So this is what I did with it. I was quite please with the result of a naive style and called it Across the Paddock.
As you can see the design got altered as it went along.
I have always loved Huck embroidery, so this had to be an example of how running stitch can weave itself into patterns.This is called "Trees", and it is obvious why I chose that name.
I have already put the previous two up on Stitchin Fingers, and have yet to post a running stitch sample which I did for a course previously. I have named this "Zap!" because it reminds me of an electrical storm.
My next trial with the running stitch was just a doodle cloth really. I stitched where the needle wanted to go. I used a mix of wool threads and heavy crochet cottons, with a little bit of fine stranded. The squares and rectangles of cloth are pieces of blue silk.
Could not even think of a name of this....Zig and Zag ??? perhaps.
I did have another sketch ready, but have decided to wait for a more appropriate stitch for it.