Wednesday 25 March 2015

WIPW - In the Dark

Thank you for all your kind comments about my last blog post. I have been taking good care - of my visitors from Sweden! Busy, busy, busy!

I have been working on some needlework projects while chatting with my house guests in the evenings so there is a bit of progress, but I have little time to sit at the computer (too rude in front of visitors, I think) so this week's WIPW report will keep you in the dark.
You keep up the good work and I'll be back reporting, answering comments and visiting your blogs later.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday 18 March 2015

WIPW - Taking Off

The line up for this week's Work In Progress Wednesday is:

*something taking off
*something stepping up
*something creeping up
*something being locked up

Swedish Wool Embroidery Conveyor Belt Needle Case
I assembled the three needle cases - conveyor belt style. Before I remembered to take out my camera, one had already taken off on an air mail journey to Sweden.
Here are the remaining two, though:

Pile 'em On
This week the pulled work was these green Diagonal Satin Filling Stitches that are stepping up inside a flame. Or are they leading downwards?

 In the circle something is creeping up - they are pink Drizzle stitches (TAST #35).

TASTy Beads Galore
All the 17 beaded TAST stitches have now been used, so I am locking up this beaded panel, with the final TAST #131 Beaded Lock Stitch.

I will need to make a frame or mount the piece on board. This is what it looks like at the moment, and it will remain locked up until I have decided what to do. A new UFO?

Actually all my projects will become UFOs for a couple of weeks. I will be unable to sew, blog and read blogs on a regular basis, so please forgive me for not replying to any comments, nor visiting others'  blogs.
I hope to be back to normal routines some time in April.

Wednesday 11 March 2015

WIPW - Standing Up

My Work In Progress this Wednesday contains some upright stitches.

Pile 'em On
Standing up? Yes, the Woven Picots are sprouting in the circle; they make me think of bamboo shoots!
I completed the Drawn Faggot Filling Stitches that I hadn't finished last week (no picture). Then I worked a flame of Honeycomb Filling Stitches.

TASTy Beads Galore
To balance the TAST stitches #113 Beaded Feathered Chain and #125 Beaded Herringbone previously worked on the right,  I added a set of the same ones on the left hand side. Then I encircled them all with #127 Beaded Up and Down Alternating Buttonhole.

Conveyor Belt Needle Cases
I took a break from Swedish wool embroidery and worked with felt and #5 perle thread instead.

I am truely grateful for all the various TAST stitches Sharon at Pintangle has taught me, they are such fun to use!

Wednesday 4 March 2015

WIPW - When Life Gets in the Way

There isn't much progress to report on Work In Progress Wednesday when life gets in the way. It has been one of those weeks when needlework time was gobbled up by other chores.

Pile 'em On
Anyway I started adding bars of needle weaving to the centre.

 To make the weaving hassle free I used a slip of paper underneath.
A half finished flame of Drawn Faggot Filling Stitch was all I had time for. I found it slightly difficult and it took more time and concentration than I had to my disposal.

TASTY Beads Galore
There are only three beaded TAST stitches left to add; here is one of them, #125 Beaded Herringbone, inside last week's odd 'flower'. I used Gütermann Sulky in yellow and small blue beads.

Conveyor Belt Needle Cases
One more needle case base was made with various stitches in Appleton wool on cashmere.
 End of story!