Thursday, February 14, 2013

TAST 2013: The last 2 stitches

Here are the last two stitches in the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge:

This week's stitch was the Triangular Feather Stitch.  I really liked what I could do with this stitch.

Last week's stitch was the Raised Herringbone Band.  I liked what I did until I used water to get rid of my water soluble lines.  I just don't seem to learn that unless I know for sure, I shouldn't use red thread.
Oh, Well...... :-(

Friday, February 1, 2013

TAST 2013 Inverted Feather Stitch and a catch up stitch

Here is the TAST stitch of the week:  Inverted Feather Stitch

And here is one of my many catch-up stitches I need to do from last year:

The Drizzle Stitch!  

I'm having problems with my blogging, so I need to get this posted and quit. I have too many other things to do right now!!!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

TAST 2013, etc........

I am finally posting again.  I am trying to decide what projects are important to do this year.

I still want to participate in Take a Stitch Tuesday.  I still have quite a few stitches from the end of last year to do, but I have decided to slowly add those after doing the one for any given week.

I also considered doing more than one stitch on my 4" by 4" felt sampler but decided that I still like the idea of only using one stitch to create the picture.  So I will take my time catching up on the stitches I missed last year but that is OK.

Here is the first stitch of 2013:  The Knotted Feather Stitch

I loved doing this stitch--so many possibilities.  I really liked the way it looked with the linen thread that is the lighter green/yellow on the right hand side.   I also need to take seriously when thread dyers put "Not Colorfast" on their tags.  I guess they really mean it! :-)

Thanks for viewing.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Still no TAST, but.....

I have been sick, but I have also finished about 20 ornaments.  Here is a picture of some of them:

I still need to make at least 10 more.

Below is a thread painting that is for one of my sisters for Christmas.   I don't think she reads my blog, so I am OK to show it.

I would like to do more of these with needlefelting as the background and more hand stitching when the machine stitching is done.

I hope that everyone is getting their Christmas projects done.  I had to give up on one of mine because of my illness.  I will get that daughter something else.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

No TAST, Just Christmas ornaments

I am putting aside Take a Stitch Tuesday for awhile to do some Christmas projects.

I have finished enough to make 8 ornaments.  Here is what I have:

Here are a few close ups:

Now all I have to do is put two together and buttonhole stitch around them while adding stuffing and a ribbon!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 43 Buttonhole Wheel Cup and more catch up!

I am actually on time this week with my TAST Stitch.  Here is a picture of what I have done.

I love how this looks with thicker threads. I really like the rayon ribbon on the bottom right.  I also like the shine of the silk in the top right.

Here are 3 more stitches that I finished in the last week or so.  

My eight year old son thinks the one above looks like a water bug.

I used beads instead of a french knot for some of these stitches.  

Now I only need to do one more, and I will be all caught up!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 40 Beaded hedebo edge and Week 32

I finished this week's stitch: Beaded hedebo edge and also did week 32: cast on stitch.

You can see them both below.

First the beaded hedebo edge:

This stitch was satisfying to do as I saw the results--especially when adding the beads.

This next one is the cast on stitch, which I love to do.  I really love the texture of this stitch.  What I really want is a very long and large sized milliners needle so that I can make them really long.