Wednesday, 2 October 2013

WIPW - a good week

For regular readers of this blog the abbreviations TAST and WIPW are known to originate from Sharon B at Pintangle.

Today is Wednesday and I thought I would have a sandwiched and basted Kafferepet quilt top to report on. However, I had to coin the abbreviation NLAUFOWYGOALH, OYWNRWTSA instead. It stands for: Never Leave A UFO While You Go Away On A Long Holiday, Or You Will Not Remember Where To Start Again.
I located Kafferepet in the cupboard, opened it up and found I have lots of work to do on the border; it wasn't completed as I had thought.
That is why instead of a basted top I can report on this:
Some French Knots (TAST #15) on the Oxeyed Daisy.

Straight stitches and Woven Cross #77 on the purple flowers. The upper stem in Siennese #83, the lower one in Vandyke #76.

A Buttonhole Wheel #22 in the middle of the rose and Italian Border #39 along the edges of the petals.
Upper stem in Portuguese Stem #73 and lower in Raised Chain Version 1 #80.

I have worked on the cushion, too.

The Sailor stitches #56 are growing wildly.

The Sailor stitch circles I made last week have been filled with Cloud Filling #78.

Check out others' progress here.

38 comments:

  1. Love what you are doing with the stitches you have some very creative ideas.

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    1. Thank you for your comment.
      The TAST project is great. In spite of my many stitch dictionaries, I tended to use the same stitches all the time, so TAST has taught me some new, made me try some more from the books and especially has made me think of HOW to use the stitches.
      Taking part has changed my way with the needle.

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  2. Queenie this is a fabulous way of doing the tast stitches , much better that litle samples, it looks wonderful

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    1. It is a bit of a challenge to try to add as many stitches we have learned in one piece. It is also good to repeat the stitches and I think it is time for another TEST, like the one I forced myself to take last year! The good thing about a little sample is that is it quick and soon finished. I think the Block of The Month is another great way to use TAST stitches. How are you getting on?

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  3. It does look like a good week. Maybe you need a genie in the cupboard to work on things while you are away ... but then, again, that genie was probably managing all the other stuff you usually take care of.

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    1. Ha, ha, well my genie in the cupboard was busy keeping mould at bay, feeding granny and dealing with mountains of washing - somewhat unsuccessfully I may add. Never mind, working on the border is far more fun that crawling on the floor basting.

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  4. Lovely to see close ups of your stitches, such great variety.

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    1. This is a fun way to use as many TAST stitches as possible.

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  5. I saw this and I like everythingk about it.

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  6. That's quite an acronym, Queenie!=) Has a ring of truth to it, though...=)

    Well done on all your progress. I've just posted mine and am pleased with it too. I'll soon be clean out of WIPW projects to report on! I'll have to start something new!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments.
      You can't be running out of WIPW projects; get started on something immediately and you are back on track again!

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  7. NLAUFOWYGOALH, OYWNRWTSA - That made me giggle, I know exactly what you mean.
    Looks like you've had a busy time anyway, lots of lovely stitching.

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    1. You have so many projects on the go at one time, I am sure you are in full control of the state and progress of each and every one.
      Although I was shocked at now having completed the border, it IS much nice to work on that than sandwiching and basting the quilt so I should not complain.

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    1. I like it too, but it is so small it looks more like trellis work and the 'waves' of Cloud filling.

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  9. I love the way you have filled in the sailor's circles with the filling stitches, Queenie. The stitching on your cushion is very delicate looking - lovely. Dianne

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    1. Thank you Dianne. Those circles needed something and here was a good place to add the Cloud filling stitch.

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  10. I love what you've done with both the quilt top and the cushion. I'm about three weeks behind on TAST. Maybe I can catch up over the weekend. You are an inspiration to us all.

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    1. With all the activities you busy yourself with I am amazed that you can manage at all.
      I was lucky to have had a Swiss Cheese Week, i.e. one with many slots of free time.

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  11. Gorgeous embroidery! Isn't it amazing how sometimes the smallest works of art can be the most stunning! Thank you for showing us.

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  12. I love what you have done on both projects; but, oooh I like what you have done in the sailor stitch circles :)

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    1. Thank you. That was a good place to add those particular TAST stitches.

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  13. Oh boy, you have been busy. Are you sure you don't have a house elf to help you there? You have achieved so much and it is beautiful.

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    1. My house elf is sleeping in the cupboard; no help from Kreacher!

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  14. Your quilt is progressing well, I like all the stitches that you have used, it will be another little beauty!

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    1. Thank you Susan. I was lucky to have had a lot of free time. I don't know how much I can do for next week.

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  15. Such beautiful designs and your stitching is fabulous!

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    1. Thank you.
      I'm enjoying working with my TAST stitches.

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  16. Your cushion is coming along so beautifully,cloud filling in circles looks good.I haven't read your Kafferepet quilt posts,must go and have a look.Beautiful appliqué and Siennese stitch in 2 shades looks interesting.

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    1. Thank you Anita. Kafferepet has been in the closet for such a long time I am amazed that anyone can remember it! Time to finish it!

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  17. Your stitching and designs are wonderful. i love this idea of working the Tast stitches.

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    1. Thank you Shirley.
      Adding TAST stitches to a quilt or crazy quilt project is a good way to practise and use these stitches.

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  18. Your flowers and embroideries are wonderful, I love the way you use all the stitches we learn with the TAST.

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    1. Thanks Séverine.
      It is fun to try to find a good use for each TAST stitch, also it is good to repeat and practise the stitches.

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