24 April 2012

Cat and French Knots

I'm late with my french knots - first try didn't succeed, so I made another sketch just not thinking of working with them. And guess what: this time it worked. The little sampler is showing french knots, satin stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, some fly stitches and couching around the border. Something floral against that rainy and cold weather outside!!
My old lady cat found that plastic bowl at the kitchen window and showed me that she still is very good in rolling up her body.
See ....
it's so cozy!!
 Now it's time to tackle wheatear stitch. There's an interesting blog I found by Elizabeth who did a lot of experimenting with it and shows wonderful versions. You can find her blog here .

11 April 2012

More of TAST and Scrumbles

This time I had a lot of fun with the stitch: Stem Stitch. I did a little sketch first, selected the fabric left over, transfered the design and started stitching. Soo inspiring!

As time goes by

To get myself busy over the last weekend I continued a little on my scrumble piece. Like the outcome:

Maybe this will be a jacket one day?

TAST Week 12-14

This is my sample of  Barred and Alternating Barred Chain Stitch used to create the piece for the mini-challenge in the week off.

 And this is my version of satin stitch week 14.
Especially doing satin stitch I noticed that I do need new glasses :-))