It has been a busy week and I have tried to cram in as much needlework as possible to have something to report on in WIPW. Most of you already know that that abbreviation stands for Work In Progress Wednesday and that it is a great way to nudge oneself towards completing an embroidery project.
Read more on Sharon B's blog, Pintangle.
Cramming in stitches.
The lace I basted last week is now being anchored to the blue edge of the quilt. I am using TAST #68 Slipped Detached Chain Stitches in perle #8 in yellow, light and medium green.
Cramming in design.
Here I have been quick off the mark and added the TAST stitch that was introduced to us yesterday! #138 Barb Stitch. I used Sharon's crazy quilting templates to draw the paisley.
TASTy Beads Galore
Cramming in beads.
The stitch that came out out to play was #118 Beaded Buttonhole Stitch. I used bugle beads as well as seed beads. A few unbeaded Straight stitches were also crammed in.
Pile 'em On
Cramming in orts.
Going to the quilt show in Yokohama was great fun, but the visit and writing up three blog posts 'robbed' me of quality stitching time, so I let off some frustration by digging up orts from my crammed jar of short thread ends and cramming them into this rough stitch bed.
TAST Reference Chart
Cramming in another TAST stitch.
#137 Beaded Knotted Buttonhole Band was a bit of a struggle but is now recorded on this chart.