Sunday, July 29, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 30 Oyster Stitch

I've been busy with babysitting, seeing my mom, household duties, and making a baby quilt for my 8th grandchild who will be born soon. I didn't really want to do this stitch, but once I started, I really liked it. It didn't take long to finish.

Here is my oyster stitch sampler:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 29 Basque Stitch

It's funny how sometimes you just need to start something, and then you really enjoy what you are doing.  That was the case with the basque stitch.  I didn't really feel like doing it, but once I started I really enjoyed myself.  As you can see I really like to do floral motifs.  I used cotton perle mostly, but also some silk ribbon (2mm), wool, cotton floss, and other thread.
I also thought of making something that had to do with gears but decided to do flowers instead.

Remember that you can see other people's work by going here and checking the comments.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 28 Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

I finished my sample of Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch earlier than usual.  It is a nice looking stitch--but a bit confusing for me--especially the one variation I did where the 2 legs are up and then down.  I need to look at some other stitch dictionaries for instructions for that variation.

I used quite a variety of threads: wool, cotton, silk, and rayon.  I am pleased how it turned out.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

TAST 2012 Week 27 Bonnet Stitch

This "Take a Stitch Tuesday" was bonnet stitch.  I enjoyed doing this. I used perle cottons in different weights, some floche, and silk perle as well as some other threads.  This time I marked my design with a water soluble pen. Of course I didn't think about what might happen when I removed the marks with water.  Some of the silk threads ran.  But it doesn't look too bad anyway.