Friday, May 25, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 21 Butterfly Chain

Here is my week 21 Butterfly Chain stitch sampler.  This was a lot faster than last week's stitch.
When I first stitched with the silk ribbon on part of the outside it was nice and puffy--but after I used water to get rid of my blue water soluble marker--I realized that I kind of wrecked that part. Oh well. Live and learn.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 20 Bullion Knot

I love the bullion knot.  I didn't finish on time, but I did finally finish last night.  I had too much going on at home.

Here is my sampler.

Friday, May 11, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 19 Half Chevron Stitch

Here is my sampler for the half chevron stitch.  This is the second of two samplers I made.
I realized the first one was not quite right so I did this one instead.  My first one is like the week I had--chaotic.  My mom had fallen at her memory care home and broke her upper right arm.  She was in the hospital until Thursday.  It was a bit hard being with her--but necessary.  I should have probably been there more.  At least I could read her from the Psalms.  That seemed to calm her down a bit.

 And here is the first sampler I made (notice the straight part of the stitch doesn't touch like it ought to):

This definitely is how I felt about this week.

I really can't complain since God has given me such a great family.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 18 Crossed Buttonhole

This was also a fun stitch to do.  It is really great to try and use these stitches in a more nontraditional way.  I used flat cotton thread in the middle and then some silk perle and a couple of different sizes of cotton perle.  The outside circle is rayon ribbon floss.