I stumbled over this great tutorial on how to make a God's Eye. I immediately thought this would be awesome to stitch. Here is how I did it:
Mark a cross with even lengths for each arm.
With stem stitch embroidery the cross. I used my thread doubled for stability. Repeat the next 5 steps over and over again until your God's Eye has the desired size.
I mentioned a couple of times before, that the process of assembling, sketching, matching colors and all the stuff you do before you actually start a project is the process I enjoy most. That's way I don't get tired photographing these stages where you don't see what it's going to be outside of my brain cells. My inner eye sees indian, rich colors, lotuses and full, circling lines. New to the process is an embroidery stitch dictionary I got from my mom to my birthday. Now I can finally see what all the cool stitches I see on Pinterest and other blogs are named in german!
I write the english terms below the german so it's easier for me to track them down when I translate my patterns. I don't usually write in books, but this is a book I will keep......