Monday, April 30, 2012

Heads up! Sew Embellished Book Blog Tour

Today is the start of the blog tour for Cheryl Lynch's "Sew Embellished" book! There are 12 blogs participating in the next 12 weeks. Each one will have a review of the book AND will be giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner. 

We start this week with Cheryl's blog, Cheryl Lynch Quilts. Drop by there for a chance to enter her giveaway! 

Make sure to stop by each week at the other blogs for their giveaways and come back here on June 11 for my turn:

April 30 Cheryl Lynch
June 4 That Patchwork Place
June 25 Kathy Loomis
July 16 Cheryl Sleboda  



Friday, April 27, 2012

TAST Week 17

I enjoyed working on this week's TAST, the Wheatear stitch. Actually, I'll be doing it again so I can have it on my sampler. I will be placing the first one in my Limited Edition version of the Sketchbook Project book that needs to be postmarked by April 30 (!). 

The samples of the first four weeks of the TAST, I included in the 2012 Sketchbook Project book, so I don't have those anymore. But, I haven't done them over. I intended to post here about that, with photos of the pages in my book, but never got around to it. One of these days.

If you are interested, they started taking orders for participation in the 2013 Sketchbook Project. I haven't ordered mine yet. 

Have a good weekend,


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TAST Week 16

Sharon B calls this the "stitch is one that some people find difficult", but this week's TAST, the French knot, has ALWAYS been my favorite, along with the Bullion knot! I have many things to catch up on, so instead of stitching something new this week, I'll show you something I made probably over 35 years ago. It hangs in my parent's home and my daughter was visiting there last week, so I had her photograph it for me, with the chance that the French knot will be coming up soon. Who knew!

I don't remember exactly, but I think it might be about 8" x 10" with the frame.

Do you recognize where I got the pattern from?



Thursday, April 12, 2012

TAST Week 15

This week's TAST, Week 15, is the Stem stitch. No time for stitching this week, so I'm going to show you some redwork (or what I like to call reverse redwork) that I made a few years ago. Redwork uses the stem stitch or the outline stitch. They're part of a UFO quilt. This is the label that gets you to all the blog posts that I wrote about this quilt.




Thursday, April 5, 2012

TAST Week 14

What happened to week 13? Week 13 was designated as a catch up or time off week. We've been so busy with Passover preparations the past few weeks, so that time off for me was good! 

So, this week, Week 14, is the Satin stitch. 

Well, this fabric (Osnaburg) is certainly not an appropriate fabric for Satin stitch.. I did the grass with a thick, cheap, cotton yarn I had laying around, the leaves, stems, and highlights in the grass with crewel yarn and the flowers with perle cotton and a flower thread.

Happy holidays to those who celebrate in this season,