Thursday, 20 December 2012

TAST2012 - Week 51

Then end of the year is a busy time. We all seem to have a lot to do. Many will want to spend time with family and friends. All sorts of businesses and schools have a Winter or Christmas vacation and 'TAST School' is out, too. 
I therefore take this opportunity to wish you all a 

and look forward to seeing lots of wonderful TAST stitches again in 2013.

I truly enjoyed using this stitch but it was a bit of a hurdle to 'get it'. Usually I check my various embroidery books and stitch dictionaries to learn variations, look for an easy graph to follow and see if there is a name of the stitch in other languages. 

In this case I found instructions for 
a) working from top to bottom, i.e. stitching towards you, 
b) stitching in the opposite direction (Japanese Totsuka) but I thought it very hard to work away from me, and finally
c) going from right to left. Here I found a good flow and worked quickly (but not very neatly).

This is definitely a stitch I will use again, and again.

To all fellow TAST members, and especially to Sharon, THANK YOU for making 2012 such a wonderful year for Queeniepatch.


  1. Beautiful Queenie! Thank you for motivating me by all your wonderful work.Will see you soon on TAST 2013.
    Season's greetings to you and family.

  2. All the best to you and your family, too. See you soon!

  3. good to see so many have completed the tast, I am behind not done one since arrowhead but will try and finish them sometime.

  4. Happy Holiday to you look forward to your blog next 2013.

  5. Beautiful. Nice idea for the correct occation. I enjoy all the stitches in your blog. I found difficult in posting comment in your blog. Otherwise i used to see and enjoy all your work.
    Really happy holiday.

  6. Oh, this is really pretty! You used a beautiful variegated thread.
    A Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. A gorgeous finish of the last TAST stitch for this year. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a healthy and creative 2013.

  8. Another pretty sample. Happy holydays to you, I'm waiting to see your blog for 2013 Tast.

  9. So beautiful, Queenie! I also like the stitch.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful embroideries!
    Take care, stay healthy! Looking forward to meet you in 20131
    I wish you and your family Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!1


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