I’ve been working steadily on my baby afghan. The third block is finished, onto the fourth (crawling). I think that I am making good time on them. Three blocks in one month.
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I have just finished up the 2nd teddybear block of the baby afghan that I am making. The wording is in french because my SIL is French. The pattern is in English so I need to come up with the correct french expression. On to the 3rd block…I think the one for sleeping the first night though.
…and checking out the detached chain samples for the TAST, Take a Stitch Challenge. Here’s what I have been seeing! So many creative ideas.
Judith finished up a ufo by incorporating the detached
chain stitch on small heart cushions…also using sequins…verra nice.
Purple Missus does a lot of dying! Wow!
Françoise of creatilfun did a lot of samples. I really like the
one with the french knots, cross stitch and lazy daisies. It looks so dreamy.
Karin Hammel has made a colourful ball with the stitches and she used special german thread. So nice. Karin, you could call this Painter’s Palette. (needlefelting)
I forget Mariyarn’s name, sorry :(….but she stitched up a small bouquet, made with detached stitch with ordinary embroidery floss, and the leaves made with a fraying ribbon. She mentiioned that the flowerpot is a stitch from Primrose Design´s blog who has a small stitch school. I’ll have to check it out and put the link in here.
Charlene stitched up a beautiful peacock. She printed up a photo of peacock and used it to create her own pattern design….onto silk. She even used hand-dyed silk and seed beads.
Ati is doing her samples on crazy quilting…so nice. and she also made a bauble bag. I have never seen one and it seems so complicated.
I hope you don’t mind Ati, but I want to admire the bag and check it out, so I’ve posted your picture here….let me know if you want me to take it down. Everytime I tried to post a comment on your site, my computer froze up.
So where do I find a pattern for a bauble bag? Isn’t it neat?
Well, I kind of feel like Sharon here, but I really want to see as much as I can. I am learning so much here.
For this week’s Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge, I stitched up a little flower to put into a tri-fold card. It turned out quite nicely and it worked up in an evening. It contains the:* Detached chain stitch (flowers)
* Satin Stitch (leaves)…I’m proud of myself. This is really the first time that I have done this stitch.
* Chain stitch (stem)
* French knot (buds)…this is my favourite stitch…besides cross stitch.
I’ve checked out Galynn’s stitches…working on felt and putting the stitches all in a bunch.
I will check out more this week-end. Stitching is so much fun 🙂
at the buttonhole for the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge. …I was not inspired to create. I may have looked too much at others’ outcomes and couldn’t come up with anything….I did three rows of the buttonhole stitch…I will continue with my practicing…especially the first line. What I really liked this week was all the reading and researching I did for embroidery. I live in a French area so my resources tend to be in French so I am learning my French embroidery terms. I’ll have to visit a few of our French bloggers a little more often. I have a very old series of needlework books and they have beautiful embroidery designs and how-tos…I had never taken the time to go through them but as part of looking up the buttonhole stitch I did…and it just furthers my interest at practicing more than just cross stitch.
Speaking of cross stitch. I am well into my 2nd block…a teddy bear standing. I should be finished this week-end! I am really rolling.
Here is my lame piece:
What I found difficult about doing these short lines was the starting off and getting to the 2nd stitch…it is really not that evident.
So, now on to week 3…I hope that I am a little more creative.