Thursday, 5 September 2013

WIPW - Fly(ing) Stitch

Work In Progress Wednesday has turned into a travelling project!
I think most of the stitches on this embroidery have been put in when I have been in on the go, either onboard a train or sitting on a station bench.

The latest stitches, however,  were added while flying back to Japan. So they ought to have been Fly(ing) Stitches, I guess, but I opted for two other TAST stitches; #67 Fancy Hem for the curve on the circle and #61 Up and Down Feathered Buttonhole Stitch for the leaves.

If you want to know what WIPW is click here. I list of all the TAST stitches are here.

22 comments:

  1. great combination of stitches they work well together.

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  2. Nice use of the fly stitch, have a safe journey home!

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    1. Ahem, there is no Fly stitch, in spite of my flying!

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  3. Welcome back!
    You've chosen the perfect stiches. I look forward to seeing the big picture of this one.

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    1. Thank you Pamela,
      I'm jet-lagged and in no fit stage to do any work for some time. Take some stitches for me, will you?!

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  4. Sorry for the heat that must have smacked you upon your return... but welcome back anyway.

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I managed to touch down just between the Tornado in Tochigi and the Thunderstorm of Tokyo. What a welcome, eh! Now struggling to put the house and the body clock in order.

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  5. Sitting here with my afternoon cup of coffee - I am admiring your ability to hide needles on the bottom of your bag - in the seam - and your stitches have certainly been admired by the captain and his crew. LOL

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    1. Ha, ha! No need to hide needles! You are actually allowed to carry a knife with you - if the blade is shorter than 6 cm! As for the captain being interested in embroidery, well, I think he was more concerned about not hitting that tornado in Tochigi prefecture or the thunderstorm in Tokyo. He landed in just that little slot between the two weather spectacles. Life in Japan is never boring!

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  6. Love the leaf!. I'm surprised they let you on a plane with a dangerous weapon, a needle. Actually I can remember losing one on a plane once, so I've never stitched while flying since.

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    1. Not only needles but knives with short blades ARE allowed on planes these days!
      I have a personal rule about needles on public transport; I will only carry one and keep track of it. If I lose it I will immediately look for it. Touch wood, I have never lost one yet.

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  7. you will be home now Queenie, it was so good to meet you at the FOQ. See you kept busy on the flight with some more perfect stitching

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    1. The day at FOQ when I met you and walked around looking at the quilts is a very memorable one. I am so glad we did meet up and look forward to another chance.
      It was lucky I did some work on the plane; since returning home it has been non-stop of domestic chores. I'd rather be stitching...

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    1. Thank you.
      I remembered Sharon's cq block with Up and Down Feathered Buttonhole stems and Woven Detached Chain stitches for flower buds, and thought I would try to make leaves. They turned out quite good, don't you think?

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  9. Great combination of stitches and colours, Queenie. Good that you are well back in Japan. Relax now and I'mlooking forward to your next works.

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. If anyone is good at combining stitches, it is you with your lovely Capital Cities block. What city are you working on in September?
      Relax? What's that? Life in Japan is HECTIC!!!

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    2. I have finished my Juliy block, it is about Prague. Now I'm stitching the seams of the August block.Trying to catch up. I know Tokyo and have seen how hectic life is there. I. think everybody needs a place and time to relax. In my imagination you are a very relaxed and patient woman. At the moment i find peace on my island. Waving from y peaceful place to hectic Tokyo.

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    3. I agree, we all need a place to relax body and mind, but after a long time away from home there are just SO many things to attend to.
      I look forward to seeing both your Prague block and the one for August. Sewing on the island must be bliss, now when autumn is setting in in Europe.

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