Wednesday, 19 September 2018

WIPW - Thank You

Thank you for kind comments and words of concern and encouragement.
I needed extra time to care for and support people around me who have been fighting various problems. It has been very emotional and exhausting, but now many things are settled and life can slowly return to normal, or at least the way it was before.
I am sorry I have not been able to answer your comments or visit blogs.

I had to choose sleep over stitching/blogging and that is why I have very little of progress to show you.

However I think I have finished the olive and watermelon
Crazy for Crazy
quilt block by adding a few beads:

Sets of three 'fingers' of pink seed beads on the seam.

An edge of the same pink seed beads on the Dorset Button.


I feel the block is completed. What do you think?

Friday, 14 September 2018

Friday Homework and Sunday Stitch School

Thank you for your kind comments on my previous blog post, I have not been able to answer any of them.
Nor will I manage to post Friday Homework, or Sunday Stitch School for this weekend, I am sorry to say. I hope to be back soon.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

WIPW - Too much...

No there is not too much to report on Work In Progress Wednesday.

There has been too much other work to do, and too little energy and time in which to do it, so there is very little progress on

Crazy for Crazy
I have just added a sprinkling of sequins and beads. They are so few you can easily see them.
I am very disappointed I have not managed more, but just have to accept that life has been too hard recently. Sigh! 
See you next week, and I hope to have more to show then.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 74: Boucle Stitch

Welcome to night class at Sunday Stitch School.

After having learned more than 150 TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) stitches from Sharon Boggon's fantastic website Pintangle,  I was still hungry for more.

That is why I started this Sunday Stitch School in November 2016. I wanted to work my way through the many, to me unknown stitches, in all the stitch dictionaries in my collection, and any interesting stitch I had found online.

Today's stitch was found online, at no other place than Pintangle! Among the stitches in Sharon's Stitch Dictionary there are some that have NOT found their way into TAST - yet, as far as I know anyway.

So here is a nice Canvas stitch called Boucle Stitch.

You can either have at look at my photos below, or for better quality, go to Sharon's Stitch Dictionary - Boucle Stitch.

Anyway, here goes:
Make a line of slanting stitches.

Then turn the work upside down.
Make a loop under the last slanting stitch I - J, without catching any of the fabric.

Then travel from K to I. Make a new loop around the next slanting stitch, and so on.

Turn the work upside down (e.g. right way up)
and make a new set of slanting stitches A - B and so on.

Turn the work upside down again and 
loop the new slanted stitch I - J and so on,

until you have a full set of stitches.
Try to keep the tension better than I did!

SSS Reference Chart
Aida Sampler
Fake Canvas Sampler