Saturday, January 28, 2012

TAST-2012, Week 4, Cretan Stitch

Sharon B's choice of stitch this week on Take a Stitch Tuesday was the Cretan stitch.  This is another one of my favorites and my examples this week happen to be on my Crazy Quilt Journal Project for January block.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012-January

I finished my January block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project.  Mine is going to be all about family.  This was with my mother and 3 siblings.  I am the tall girl with the ugly bathing suit on.  I had a sullen look on my face that day because my picture is being taken in this really ugly bathing suit, while my little sister with the lovely curly hair has a pink bathing suit on with little ruffles!  This was a fun block to work on and brought back memories.  I made a first attempt at the same block but it was too pastel for me.  I am thinking of finishing that one and giving it to my sister for her birthday this year. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

TAST-2012, Week 3, Feather Stitch

Sharon B's stitch last week was the feather stitch which is absolutely my most favorite stitch. 

This is another example with feather stitch using my friend Rengin's 
beautiful oya flowers.

These pictures are all from a work in progress I am slowly working on.  I thought I took a picture of the whole piece, but apparently it didn't come out.  

Sunday, January 15, 2012

TAST-2012, Week , Buttonhole Stitch

Week 2 of Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday was the Buttonhole Stitch.  I use this a lot in quilting, and I love making buttonhole flowers and leaves.  The variegated thread I used didn't show up too good, but I didn't want to start over. 

TAST, Fly Stitch, Part 2

I added some more to my fly stitch from last week.  This is a weekly challenge from Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday.  I decided I was going to put my little samples in a plastic sleeve and keep them in a notebook, so I went back and did a sample I could keep in the notebook. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TAST-2012, Week 1, Fly Stitch

I decided to also join Sharon B's Take A Stitch Tuesday this year.  It is especially nice since I am off on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  This was the first week's stitch, the fly stitch.  I decided to use it on a wool basket block I had already made up from a wool round robin I had been.  I didn't explore the stitch too much this week.  But I decided I was going to do something each week, on each stitch.  I plan to add more to this block, but today is Tuesday, and on to the next stitch!