Wednesday, 9 March 2016

WIPW - Hard Work

Remember me? Queenie Patch? Remember WIPW, Work In Progress Wednesday? I am not surprised if it all seems vague; I haven't posted for a long time and have made no report on my progress for ages.

I HAVE been working hard, in five-minute sessions, on my Pile 'em On embroidery and am happy to see the beginning of the end of this project. So here is my WIPW report:

Pile 'em On
Canvas stitches
Top row, from left:
mint green Cushion Stitch, pink and grey Scotish Stitch,  blue variegated Chequer Stitch, light blue Foliage Stitch

Second row, from left:
blue Knitting Stitch, light blue Arrow Stitch, pink and grey Jaquared Stitch, green and blue Broad Stem Stitch

Third row, from left:
variegated Herringbone Stitch, dark pink and blue Darned Web Stitch, pink and blue Shell Stitch, light grey Upright Gobelin Stitch
In between the Pulled Stitches in white, there is a low row of stitches, from left:
variegated Knotted Stitch, blue Greek Stitch, blue and green Hungarian Stitch

Underneath you can see a row of, from left:
green  Flower Stitch, bright blue Floral Stitch, pink and green Perspective Stitch, variegated Compact Filling Stitch, dark pink Rapid Stitch

Here is a better shot of the green Flower Stitch, and to the left of that variegated blue Florentine Stitch.

Here we have the light blue Foliage Stitch again, underneath is the Broad Stem Stitch, and the Upright Gobeline Stitch.
There is a little section of pink Cross Stitch and to the right, variegated Parisian Stitch.
In between the white Pulled work you see: blue and green Hungarian Stitch and light blue Diamond Straight Stitch. To the right is grey Half Cross Stitch and pink and green Florentine Stitch (Bargello style).

In the bottom row, from left: dark pink Rapid Stitch, light blue Spring Stitch, green Cross Stitch (two different sizes), blue Herringbone Stitch and the pink and green Florentine Stitch.

Finally in the picture below, on the right side are four stitches:
(next to the pink and green Florentine Stitch) we see, variegated Algerian Eye Stitch, dark blue and pink Triangle Stitch, light blue Algerian Eye Stitch and a small section of mint green Gobelin Stitch in two different lenghts.

Phew! A good number of stitches!

I then outlined the 'flames' with Stem Stitch.

Finally I have added a proper border and started piling on stitches there, too.
Messy is the middle name of this Pile 'em On stitch sampler! Hopefully completed by next Wednesday!


  1. you have created a feast for the eyes with this Queenie just a good reference for stitches some of which I have not come across. I have pans to catch up with Sharon and her tast but so far have not done one of them as I would lie to do them as a sampler but who knows if I will I certainly don`t

  2. You have stitched a wonderful piece!

  3. I did not forget you! Nor will anybody who is used to see your fantastic embroidery. I like the flamy flower with its colourful and lovely messy middle. Also the stitches around are looking very cheerful and inventive.

  4. OH MY! I have enjoyed your progress from the beginning but seeing it in one viewing, it is amazingly beautiful.
    Such a wonderful way to display and remember each stitch name and what it looks like.
    I'd scratch the middle name 'messy' to imaginative, dedicated,and fun-loving.

    Patiently waiting for edging now.

  5. I'm glad you found time for your five minute stitching sessions, your progress is amazing.

  6. Fabulous stitching, Queenie. No one does it better.

  7. All the stitches look amazing now that we can see them altogether and the edges finish it off nicely.

  8. Wow so much you have done.Happy to see all the sections too.I also have had a period filled with other things so now I'm longing for vacation,Easter vacation.Wish you the best .


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