Friday, January 27, 2012

TAST Week 4

Here's my piece for this week's TAST. I paged through Judith Baker Montano's Elegant Stitches book to find a stitch combination using the cretan stitch.

Here's a leaf shaped motif, using the cretan stitch, on a crazy quilting project I made maybe fifteen years ago.

Got some questions for my fellow TAST participants. This is my first Take a Stitch that I'm participating in. So far, I've been keeping up. Yay! If you don't have a chance to do a week, do you just skip it? Or do you just keep continuing when you can and catch up? Do you have an idea what you'll be doing with these little samples yet? If you participated in previous years, I'd love it if you would send me a link to see something you made from your stitching then.

Have a good weekend,


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

TAST Week 3

I'm ahead of the game, finishing my TAST piece for Week 3 on Wednesday! Yay! I started with a piece of batik that was sitting on my sewing table for a while. I marked dots on the fabric before doing the feather stitch. On the purple I made gold French knots on the tips. My instinct is to use beads for that, but since I'll be putting it in the little book for the Sketchbook project, it's better not to use beads.

Here are two of the twenty fans that are on the family chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy) I made, finished about six years ago. Each fan is different, with each section of the fan using the feather stitch as the basis of the embroidery and beading.   



Monday, January 16, 2012

TAST Week 2

Well, I got the second week of TAST done before the Week 3 was posted! This time it was the buttonhole stitch. I chose a print black and white fabric and just fooled around with the print and the stitch.



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TAST Week 1

I decided to join Sharon B.'s TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) this year. Yesterday, I finished a little piece that I made using last week's stitch. In the same piece, I used a portion of Jenny of Elefantz's January BOM

I also signed up for the the Sketchbook Project a few months ago. The little book is still empty. I'm hoping to get enough done for the book to make the January 31 postmark deadline. Not looking good, but I will try. I especially made the Week 1 TAST to be able to fit it in the book. I'm going to do that with Week 2 also. I'll need to look around my sewing room for some other things that I can use in the book. I don't draw or sketch, but I can glue pieces of fabric into the little book. One of the rules is that the book cannot be more than one inch thick.