Wednesday, 19 October 2016

WIPW - A Good Number

For the Work In Progress Wednesday I can report that for

Trinity Green

I have stitched a good number of triangles, namely 486, which means the total now is 5.724. I can no longer close the lid of the box I am storing the paper strips in.

However there is still more work to do, so keep stitching, Queenie!

Fabric in Focus

Do you ever buy fabric just because you liked the look of it, in spite of not having any plans for how to use it?
Well, I do, or did anyway, now I am trying to use up what I have instead of indulging in impulsive shopping.

One such fat quarter was this rich pattern:

Eventually I found good use for it when I made this fabric box. The left over was cut into triangles and has ended up in Trinity Green.


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

TASTy Tuesday Second Helpings 135 - 140

We have reached the final course of this TASTy meal; all the 140 stitches have been added.

135) Beaded Fern Stitch
136) Knotted Buttonhole Band (impossible to get the right hand (upper) stitches neat)
137) Beaded Knotted Buttonhole Band (impossible to get any stitch neat)

138) Barb Stitch
139) Beaded Barb Stitch
140) Threaded Cable Chain Stitch

Although all the TAST stitches have been worked into this sampler, there is more work to do:
I will redo #22 Buttonhole Wheel Stitch
I will try to remove an unfortunate stain
I will work some lettering in the small spaces left between the ten blocks at the side
I will stretch the fabric
I will turn over the edges and hem them
I will add a backing and hanging sleeve

There will still be some weeks of TASTy Tuesdays.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

WIPW - Lazy Daisy, Busy Lizzy

I have been Lazy Daisy and Busy Lizzy, so uneven progress to report on Work In Progress Wednesday.

Trinity Green
I have stitched 128 pieces, and the total number of triangles is now 5.238.

Fabric in Focus
Does this turquoise/purple count as 'green'? Well, I had a small piece, just enough to make four triangles and added them to Trinity Green. The fabric was the sample scrap (for testing washing or darning) that came together with some spare buttons in a small plastic bag with a blouse I once owned. It was a Kansai Yamamoto designed blouse. His avant-garde fashion is sparkling with energy and colour. The blouse is no more in my possesion, but the fond memory remains.

Birthday Gifts
Last week I teased you with some blurred photos.
One of them is of this birthday gift table cloth I made to go with a vase.
The motif on the vase was copied and worked in DMC Metallic thread. The edge is a commercial braid in metallic thread.

During the weekend I made a tote bag, also a birthday gift.
The coffee cup is paper pieced and the cord is a kumihimo braid.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

TASTy Tuesday Second Helpings 129 - 134

I have now reapeated almost all the 140 TAST stitches.
 Of the twelve remaining, here are six beautiful ones:

129) Lock Stitch (when I learned these a long time ago, I struggled, now I had no problem)
130) Double Lock Stitch
131) Beaded Lock Stitch
132) Kikos Flower Stitch (petals) (I am still having difficulty with these, they will NOT be even!)
133) Triple Chain Stitch
134) Fern Stitch (a favourite, so soothing and meditative to work)