Tuesday, 25 October 2016

TASTy Tuesday Second Helpings - Pudding

TASTy Tuesday Second Helpings is coming to a close.

 From the work I listed last week:
  1.  Redo #22 Buttonhole Wheel Stitch
  2.  Try to remove an unfortunate stain
  3.  Work some lettering in the small spaces left between the ten blocks at the side
  4.  Stretch the fabric
  5.  Turn over the edges and hem them
  6.  Add a backing and hanging sleeve
I have completed #1 - 5.

This time I knew how to space the stitches for nice and even Buttonhole Wheels, (the light blue circles).
The stain was easy to remove, and unless you look really close you do not see any trace of it.
I used Cross Stitch, which is not a TAST stitch, for the text T A S T   2 0 1 6 .
It was hard to stretch such a large piece of fabric and I cheated a bit with the help of my iron.
By adding a running stitch along the edges it was easy to fold the fabric, press it and hem the piece.

I am quite full but still enjoying my 'pudding', adding the backing and hanging sleeve.


Renee said...

This is going to be such a delightful sampler! Your stitching is always so pretty. I am so glad the stain came out for you.

Janie said...

Nice photos showing the color and stitching to advantage.
Beautiful work, thanks for sharing your finishing detail plans.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

This is going to be such a fabulous hanging! Having all of these stitches to look at so easily will be wonderful.

Linda Calverley said...

Glad or sad that it's coming to a close?
Neat buttonhole wheels.

jacaranda said...

Isn't it satisfying when you add the backing and hanging sleeve, then you know it is just about finished.

Pamela said...

I would be sad to be finished! The process has been so nice.

margaret said...

I think you have domne a wondeful wall hanging and can`t wait to see the photo of it on the wall. What a great reference it will be for you and hopefully inspire visitors etc to want to learn to stitch

Queeniepatch said...

I try to protect my work from dirt but accidents do happen. Luckily it was only a small smudge, and easy to remove with some water.

Queeniepatch said...

If all goes well and the light is right I will have some photos of the completed quilt next Tuesday.

Queeniepatch said...

I have ALREADY started refering to the stitches to get inspiration.

Queeniepatch said...

Even if I were sad I would soon be happy again as I have plans for a new, similar project brewing!

Queeniepatch said...

It is indeed!

Queeniepatch said...

I have no need to be sad, as I will start something of a similar nature soon! So I am glad!

Queeniepatch said...

I hope indeed that this sampler will tempt others to stitch. It has already helped me to find the right stitch for smaller projects.

crazyQstitcher said...

Queenie, how satisfying to have the last little chores finished. The Buttonhole wheels are nicely rounded - quite tricky on Aida.
Having visual examples of stitches is just the best thing. I have only short samples of all the TAST but they helped my girls choose at a glance, which they wanted for work we were doing.
I haven't heard of a hanging sleeve and am interested in how it works.
Good to hear there is another project in the offing, to give pleasure to your followers.

Queeniepatch said...

Last night I did the last stitch in the hem and added the printed label on the back. The sampler is now hanging, with a wooden bar through the hanging sleeve 'tunnel', and I can enjoy each stitch 'at a glance'.
The new project will be worked on YOUR Aida; I'll think of you every time I take a stitch!