it’s been a while, hope all is well
I wish you an happy new year 2014.
Thank you,Beatrice. The fabric is from my scrap bag. I believe it’s a polyester knit or double knit…something popular in the early 70s.
Your embroidery is beautiful.
What type of fabric did you use? It has a nice texture.
This is an amazing journal. Your projects are always so interesting. Love the final results.
Good to see you blogging again. Love your mosaic at the top! Also it looks like your first crochet project is a kind of Irish crochet, which is really cool stuff. Keep up the experimentation, most cool….I’m so tied up in my other classes right now I probably won’t blog for the next couple of months. :-(
It is nice to see all your new stitches. I love your palm trees ; )) and the Slipped Detached Chain Stitch.
Liz! I have your blog and read it, but I don’t have your registration. Not that you have to register. I added that because someone asked how she could get my posts in e-mail, and that’s the only way.
I’m guessing by the “names” and e-mail addresses, that 99% of the registrations are not people who actually want to read what I put here (Coach-, Parka-, weird senseless letters). I know once I start posting TAST regularly again, I will get a few real readers.
I’m pretty sure that my blog is rarely visited except by spambots and other scum, which is why I now regularly address them in my posts. :-)
I’m here! (Can’t actually remember if I’ve registered or if I just tend to hop over from your FB posts.) :-)
Like your roses! I added bullions to some of mine to give a bolder look.
I think your Up and Down Feather stitches look lovely with the Oyster stitch buds, the fringe looks more like Up and Down Buttonhole stitches to me, but they would make a perfect fringe on a rug.
The roses are so wonderful I can really smell their perfume. Great use of the Needlewoven picots for the bow.
I like the top row of TAST 61 and your bunch of roses. Some of my raised flowers looked square too, I’ve not posted it yet as I’m still working on it. The ‘fringe’ row is a good idea, maybe if the stitches were closer together it would work better? Or another row on top.
Isabelle, thank you. It would look good at the top of a box. I also was thinking along the bottom of a little girl’s skirt.
your feathered buttonhole look really like mine. it is funny.
your bunch of roses is really cute. it would be wonderful on the top of a little box, isn’t it ?
wow ! all the tast stitch in a whole article.
I especially love the blue bird.
This was very clearly written and very helpful–both how you store the thread, and also the caution to keep the fibers aligned in the same direction. Thank you for sharing.
it is a very interesting experimentation !
love what you have done here Faith and thank you for sharing how you have done it.Is there a way to become a follower of your blog so that wehn you post something I get it up on my blogger?
Left a message re lutrador on SF hope it helps.
I love this piece and it’s so interesting to see how you made it.
your quilt is really beautiful ! I like it !
Yes, isn’t it fun when you see a stitch and immediately know what to make with it. I love your caterpillar, and your Taj Mahal quilt is great. Nice feeling to have completed it, eh!
Sounds to me like a buys and productive time - all the best for you and yours over the holiday season and thanks for being a regular reader
I love it….the colors, the concept and the way you are explaining it and examining it as you go along. I love the fact that you are breaking through the barrier between concept and actual project. I know what you mean about setting things aside (but still eventually getting through them); all things happen in their own time. I’ve been keeping lists of things to do in a tiny little lined notebook. I never rip out the old stuff, just cross it off as it gets completed. Every week new projects come to mind, and now I can go back and see where the old project got dropped. It’s amazing how many ideas do get dropped, for quite practical reasons. But those that were worth doing, I will get back to them eventually, often with my idea refined and improved from the original one. It sounds like you do the same thing….
you have done a great work. the palm three with picots is funy
I love the peacock too! A really original use of the stitch.
Peacock is very pretty and also the tree..nice stitching
Hi, Faith! So happy to meet you. Oh my gosh - what a lot of eye candy in this post! I love, love, love your selection of fabrics and your needlework and beading is lovely! I used to quilt years ago and I miss it as the weather cools. I sometimes wish I didn’t need sleep so I could engage in all these creative endeavors. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking time to comment. I’ll be back with a mug-o-coffee and an hour to browse more here!
I keep about half of my threads and fibers hung on a curtain rod right above my stitching table. The rest I keep in little drawers. I keep 2 tea towels hanging over the threads I have hanging to keep the dust off them. They are never in any direct sun either. I love being able to see the threads.
sweet! I especially love the purple and gold one. Paisley patterns are always so inviting and fun looking.
Hi! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Looks like your kitchen is you major WIP at the mo. It’s really upsetting when any room is out of action, but the kitchen is the worst, isn’t it?
Don’t worry about the number photo on Blogger. You can input anything in that section and it will be OK. The scrambled letters you have to put in correctly, but the photo, nah!
I too joined up at Smile, then I realised that a) it’s only free for a couple of months, then they want money for it (forget that!) and b) there doesn’t seem to be an album function. So, overall ‘fail’ for Smile!!!
These are sweet! I tried that site on my rather old computer and didn’t get much of anywhere. I’ll have to try at lunchtime at work (and will have another excuse not to go walking as I should!).
yep - the landscape is just beautiful - really like the fabric you used as well!
Wonderful stitches to form the landscape, which I love.
it’s it beautiful. I love ot
I love this landscape scene!
I can hardly believe how you have filled in this piece!!! It is such a thing of beauty!!! Great stitches, all the way around!
wow, your cat is so cute. what a work. it is beautiful
This is so modern and fresh! The pink and green is beautiful together. It makes for a lovely outline…neat design! I just posted my attempt on my blog @ http://asucculentlife.blogspot.com/2012/08/tast-pekinese-stitch.html
Have a great day!
This is really interesting. I like it!
This is wonderful. I like the bumps too.
I hope to see what you add to the center.
Nice work! I love the bumps.
I would love a little sewing space but I can’t persuade any of our children that they are now old enough to leave home. I might try taking over my husbands desk once he is back at work after the holidays. If I do it a bit at a time he may not notice for a while and by then it will be too late. Until then it is good to get ideas for my sewing area from other people’s pictures.
I love the idea of documenting your organizational efforts; it’s really gratifying to have before and after pictures. I’ve been cleaning up my bedroom, where all the craft books and supplies are located, but the before picture would have been too embarrassing to share with the world. :-)
your cast on stitch with two colours is a very interessant idea
It is looking good.
Hi Faith! Thank you for commenting on my blog! - thought the cat hair was fibre embellishment - cute touch! your stitches are pretty - the alternate centers look neat - shaded colors are pretty too :)
Nice samples. I especially like your first one.
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