Wednesday, 6 August 2014

WIPW - A warm heart

Work In Progress Wednesday. It is time for the weekly WIPW report. Don't know what I am talking about? Go to Pintangle and learn, join in and see what others have made.

Swedish Wool Embroidery Collar
The progress I have made is a heart, a warm woolen heart stitched amongst the warm hearted people of the UK.

Swedish Cushion
Here I have made a long narrow leaf of green TAST #48 Arrowhead stitches, and six #42 Open Based Picots in orange DMC perle 8. Do they look like teeth in a hungry animal's mouth?
Next week I hope to have the other side made up with similar stitches, and time permitting, some other woven stitches.
Yesterday we got a new TAST stitch (#124 Closed Herringbone Stitch); this means that there are 23 different TAST stitches still left to add to this cushion...

How have you all got on with your WIP. I hope you have made great progress.

25 comments:

Pamela said...

Great progress. I think the cooler weather is agreeing with you.

Annet said...

Love the heart on your collar, it's a nice combo of stitches.

Renee said...

Your heart is darling and I just love the way you have used these TAST stitches on your Swedish Cushion!

janie krig said...

Beautiful heart and very effective interesting leaves.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. Today we had rain, but it is already improving.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks, the Chain stitches look a bit like hearts so they are great for the heart design!

Queeniepatch said...

It was fun to add the Picots; they will add a bit of structure to the cushion.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks Janie

Anneliese said...

Nice to see it regularly again, the cushion and its progress.

crazyQstitcher said...

Love the heart and infill of stitches. It is always a delight to see the next stitch/es added to the cushion. I'm inspired now, to use the Arrowhead for long leaves. From habit I'd use Fly stitch but Arrowhead makes for a finer leaf. Your picots are perfect.

carorose said...

I just love your Swedish Cushion. It is going to be a great piece.

Queeniepatch said...

It is always nice to see something grow at a regular pace.
How are you doing?

margaret said...

both pieces coming along so well and looking forward to seeing them this weekend you too of course!

Queeniepatch said...

The Arrowhead does make a finer line than the Fly Stitch and can be used for so many different designs.
Thank you for always looking so closely at my work.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you Carolyn. Now will I be able to fit in all the remaining stitches?

Elizabeth's quarters said...

The collar is going to be beautiful–I'm glad you think Brits are warm hearted, we have a reputation for being cold/reserved. I don't think the bullions look like teeth at all, perhaps little butterfly chrysalises though?

Julie Fukuda said...

I like the long green leaf. It looks like a fine piece of nature.

Queeniepatch said...

I, too, like this stitch. It is so simple but can be very effective in illustrating palm or fern leaves.

Queeniepatch said...

Brits might have a stiff upper lip and bear problems well. However, my friends are the kindest and most generous people ever, there are only two words to describe them: warm hearted.

Queeniepatch said...

Are you ready and packed?

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Love your pretty warm heart Queenie.........Arrowhead is not a stitch that I normally go for but after seeing yours, I think that I should definitely teach this stitch in my 'workshop' !
Thank you for the reminder,
hugs
Chris Richards
xxx

Séverine said...

I love your heart on the collar, nice colors and stitches.

Queeniepatch said...

Arrowhead is so simple both to execute and in its looks, it ought to be used much more. Please include it in your workshop - perfect for teaching beginners and children as well.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Séverine.

Linda Calverley said...

I think the orange picots look great!