Wednesday, 30 October 2013

WIPW - Nearly Christmas

Work In Progress Wednesday, WIPW, is a great challenge to move forward with your needlework projects. Read more at Pintangle.

Christmas Mobile

The cross stitch embroidery for the Christmas mobile is completed. Here are the 16 wreaths, and the beads etc needed for completion.  Next week I will start the cutting out and construction.
Christmas is nearly here!

Kafferepet
Six more stems worked in TAST stitches.
Upper stem: Knotted Loop Stitch, TAST #38
Lower stem: Triangular Feather #52

Upper stem: Turkman stitch #86
Lower stem: Stem stitch #14

The petals of the corner rose is edged with Arrow stitches #45 while the centre is made of a 'Buttonholed Buttonhole Wheel'. This actually has no TAST number. I meant to make a Buttonhole Wheel Cup, which is #40, and looks like this:
(please ignore the incorrect TAST number on the sampler)

However, I packed the yellow Buttonhole edge stitches very close and got another, in my opinion great, look. The accidental stitcher, or the inventive stitch designer?

Upper stem: Breton stitch #59
Lower stem: Knotted Buttonhole stitch #36

Swedish Cushion
The heart has sprouted a straight stem of three lines (green and light purple) of Raised Chain version 1, TAST #80.
The two curved stems in purple are, on the left, Turkman stitch #86,
and on the right, Crested Chain #70

21 comments:

  1. looking forward to seeing what your cross stitch is going to turn into, your flowers leaves and stems are all looking wonderful, wait to see it completed

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    1. Well, I know what the mobile is supposed to look like. The question is if I will be able to construct it according to plan! Wish me luck!

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  2. The heart is growing beautifully. And also the mystery of the Christmas wreath is slowly being revealed.

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    1. At the moment the cushion is the most fun to work on; I have no real plan and the work is spontaneous.

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  3. Definitely the 'inventive stitch designer'. Great work. I wasn't that impressed with Turkman Stitch but now that I have seen what you have done with it, I will take another look.

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    1. I think you can do a lot with most stitches; you just need to think 'outside the box'. I have learned so much from all my blogging friends, and inspiration from others helped me with the curved Turkman stitch line here.

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  4. Hi Queenie! You've been busy!=)

    I was thinking about your saying that you didn't want to add anything new (i.e. Art Every Day Month) whilst you had so many WIPs and UFOs. Well, your daily work on those would qualify as doing the challenge! One doesn't have to start anything new.=)

    Have a good week!=)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I have my hands full with these three items. Christmas is creeping nearer and there are pressies and cards to make as well, so although no formal new project, there will be new things on my to-do list.
      Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you! I get a lot of inspiration from all the progress YOU make!

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  6. It helps so much to actually see the different stitches used on an item. It really brings it into focus on how a particular stitch can be used. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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    1. I think it is interesting to look at various blogs to see how others use the stitches. So much to learn.

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  7. Everything is coming along nicely.

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement, Linda.

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  8. I can't wait to see the Christmas mobiles finished, I think they will look lovely.The buttonhole stitch looks good it was a nice choice of stitch and I like the raised chain stem on your cushion as well. You are making good progress!

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    1. I hope to have the X-mas mobile dangling by next WIPW, and then I can tick it off my list.
      Accidental stitching must be the way to inventing new stitches!

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  9. Good luck with turning your wreaths into a mobile! Love the new additions to your Kafferepet and cushion. Hope to jump into WIPW again.

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    1. Thank you, I am sure I need a bit of luck with the constructions. It is always a bit scary to start cutting an embroidery to size.
      Do you have a lot of WIPWs to work on??!!

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    2. I'm glad I don't know how many projects I have that needs to be finished. There are some of them that never will be finished, because I don't like them anymore. I'm planning to start my next WIPW project this weekend.

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