Ok, ok. Satin stitch, here I come. And I'm going to do it right. The sampler is coming along so nicely I don't want to spoil it with a sloppy satin stitch so here's my plan.
I learned this trick a long time ago. If you outline the object that is to be "satined" with a backstitch (some people recommend a split stitch) first, and then satin OVER the outline to hide it, the edges where your needle goes in and out will look much smoother.
I hate doing is extra step because it's work NO one will EVER see. It almost feels like a waste of time.
Until you actually DO it and then see how nicely your stitches turn out.
All right, all right. I'll stop complaining now.
Time to get knotty ... Colonial Knot-ty, that is. ;)
Ok. Totally worth the extra work. :)