Wednesday, 18 February 2015

WIPW - A Short Report

A short report for this week's Work In Progress Wednesday.

Pile 'em On
A flame of Four Sided Stitch, and odd threads added to the circle.

 Swedish Wool Embroidery - Needle cases
 Two more parts completed on the needle case 'conveyor belt'.

TASTy Beads Galore
I made only the base stem of a new plant, using TAST # 137 Beaded Knotted Buttonhole Band.
Don't ask me, ask Blogger, why the photo is upside down!

New (but reported a couple of days ago) HINA ornaments
I made three new ornaments for the Doll Festival, 2015. Read more here.
I'm afraid, that's all for this week.

23 comments:

  1. very beautiful works in progress. Pile them on - it is looking like flower petals. I love the whipped wheel on needle cases. beaded knotted buttonhole looks nice. cute dolls.

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    1. Flower petals, eh... I always saw it as the sun and burning flames... Now I am inspired by Annet's (Fat Quarter) work with tapestry stitches...
      Chitra, I am so impressed that you look so closely at my work and comment on each piece. Thank you.

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  2. I'm enjoying the growth on Pile 'em on. Have you something in mind for it when it's finished?

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    1. I hope to frame it once it is complete. As you can see the edges are beginning to fray and I'll need to reset it with support fabric...

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  3. You do more in a week than some people do in several months! Nice work.

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    1. I did much less than I had intended to. What is the expression, 'life got in the way'?

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  4. Any attempt on my part to make a 'pile-em-on' would head to the bin but I delight in seeing yours evolve. The flames are also enjoyable to watch grow. I hope one day to try pulled work - I have a couple of books on the subject..waiting..
    The wool embroidery stitches are lovely and the Beads on the BKN band are all sitting nicely. I think you have used more TAST stitches on projects than anyone else.
    A really good week's work.

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    1. Maureen, it is quite relaxing just to pile stitches on top of each other without thinking of how it looks or if the stitch is off. Pulled work has been really fun, but I am not doing it 'seriously' and maybe that is why I like it. If it were a 'nice' piece of embroidery, a table cloth or similar, I might be tense and worry about mistakes.
      I think I am using a lot of TAST stitches because I made the TAST reference chart and easily can find suitable stitches.

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  5. My, those needle cases are getting very fancy and I really like that curling upside down stitch. I wish I could see some progress like that in my neck of the woods.

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    1. The curling upside down stitch is called Beaded Butterfly Chain and easy to make. I had intended to do much more work, but had to escort someone to hospital and sit in the waiting room for ages, then got buried under a lot of paper work...

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  6. All your work is beautiful , I like the drawn stitch flower.

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  7. Your projects are all so fun to watch progress! I particularly love the way your imagination works with the beaded TAST stitches. I agree with Maureen. I don't think I could pull off a "pile 'em on" project, but yours is great fun to watch!

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    1. I only had time for the stem on the beaded TAST project. Now I am racking my brain, how to make flowers out of the remaining stitches. There are four beaded stitches I have not used yet.

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  8. I like your new additions. I'm working on things I cannot share yet, so no WIPW report from me this week.

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    1. Then we are expecting great things for next Wednesday!!! I will miss this week's Dutch eye candy.

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    2. Sorry, but you have to wait another week, there will be no new blogposts this week after today's post. But there will be some TAST report soon!

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  9. Beautiful work, the needle cases will be fabulous with that stitching.

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    1. One is now made up into a needle case, wrapped up and on the way to the post office to be shipped to the other side of the Globe.

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  10. Beautiful work on the needlecases, the little ornaments are so cute, good luck with them at the show!

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    1. One needlecase is completed, the others will take some more time before they are, too.

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  11. I always find your Pile Em On so fun! Lots of nice variations of stitches on the needle case 'conveyor belt' too.

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    1. I hope to add some new styles to both Pile 'em On and the 'conveyor belt'.

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