Wednesday, 25 May 2016

WIPW - Not such a good week

It has not been such a good week for WIPW (Work In Progress Wednesday).

As I spent a lot of time doing Whipped Wheels for the TASTy Tuesday Second Helpings, I had less time for my other projects.

So what did I manage?

Trinity Green
I filled 10 paper strips, which means 270 new triangles, so the total count is now 1377.

I got a happy surprise when the postman brought me a thick wadded envelope filled with lovely pieces of green fabric, sent from Sweden by my friend Åsa Wettre. She is an artist, a famous collector of antique quilts and an authority on quilting. 
Many of the prints are of her own design!

Thank you, Åsa!

I have traced all the drawing from the sketch onto the fabric. I have coloured some areas with grey crayon and then set it with a hot iron.
Next I will work with the green, pink and blue crayons.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

TASTy Tuesday - Second Helpings 8-14

I worked TAST stitches #8-14 in turquoise.

From top:
8) Chain Stitch
9) Couching Stitch
10) Running Stitch
11) Whipped Wheel (it took a long time to make all the 42 wheels)
12) Barred and Alternating Barred Chain Stitch
13) Satin Stitch (how on earth do you work the Satin Stitch on Aida?)
14) Stem Stitch

So far I have not needed to look up the names nor the instructions for any of these stitches. That means I know at least 14 embroidery stitches by heart, ha, ha!

For more information about TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) go to Pintangle.

Thank you for stopping by, please note that I might not answer any comments as I post these revised stitches only for my own record.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

WIPW - A good week

It has been a good week on the needle and thread front. Here is my Work In Progress Report.

Trinity Green
I've stitched 366 of triangles on the paper strips. Total count of triangles is now 1107.

 I ironed freezer paper to the back of the white fabric I am going to use for the HC quilt. This will keep it stable while I transfer the design.
I pinned the fabric to the sketch and placed it on the light box. After I had turned on the light I was ready to trace the design onto the fabric. You can see a tiny bit of the drawing there.

TASTy Tuesday, second helpings
This new project will be reported on on Tuesdays, but I am adding it here, today, just to show one more piece of progress. 7 stitches out of 140, that means 133 to go!
Now why did I choose green???
The Lazy Daisy Stitches in the last row are in turquoise so I'll continue in that shade, then turn to blue, I think...

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

TASTy Tuesday - Second Helpings 1-7

Do you remember TAST? Take A Stitch Tuesday, a course of embroidery stitches taught by Sharon Boggon of Pintangle. I took part in her course and worked 140 stitches. (You can see them all under the label TAST at the top of this page).
 I have used many of the stitches in various projects, but as time pass I feel I have lost both the names and instructions for too many of them. It is time to revise, take Second Helpings on a TASTY Tuesday.

Here are the first seven stitches, worked one per day, on a large piece of 16 count Aida.

From the top TAST #
1) Fly Stitch
2) Buttonhole Stitch
3) Feather Stitch
4) Cretan Stitch
5) Herringbone Stitch
6) Chevron Stitch
7) Detached Lazy Daisy Stitch

If I work one stitch per day, I'll have the 140 stitches completed by end of September...
Of course I already know that some stitches are more complex and time consuming, and that 'life will get in the way' so the chances are that I will have completed the revision much later in the year. Anyway, this blog post is only for my own record and there is no need for you to comment.