Friday, June 29, 2012

TAST-WEEKS 24, 25, 26

Before I get too far behind in the TAST-2012 I wanted to post my samples, which are just the basic stitches, nothing fancy.  You can find out more about Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday here.  I am amazed and visually delighted each week to see everyone's wonderful work.  Right now, working full time, I am pleased to get the basic stitches done, because this was one of my goals this year, to finish the TAST to completion. 

This was my sample of the Buttonhole Wheel

This was my sample of the cable chain, which took me quite a few tries to get it.  For some reason I had difficulty with this one.

This was my sample of the Palestrina Stitch.  This one was another one I have never done and I like it.   So now I am caught up until next week. 

My brother and his wife are visiting the end of next week, so have been busy trying to get the house in order.  Cleaning up some of my stitching messes!~

Thursday, June 07, 2012


I finally finished my Crazy Quilt Journal Project block for May.  This one is of my parents on their wedding day, January 14, 1950.

Now to get to my June block ...

Monday, June 04, 2012

Sumptuous Surfaces Class

The past 4 weeks, I have been taking Sharon Boggan's Sumptuous Surfaces Class and am having a great time.

If you ever have the opportunity to take one of Sharon's classes you should.  She shares a wealth of information and they are so much fun.  I am constantly amazed at the wealth of information she shares in her classes.  This was my first project in monotone.   My next 2-1/2 days off, starting today at noon, I need to get my second project prepped.  I am thinking about making a coordinating piece for my second project, framing them both and putting them in my newly redone bathroom.


Catching up on Sharon Boggan's Take a Stitch Tuesday. I wanted to get these posted before today's stitch comes out.  We had a week's vacation in Nevada, and opal mined 1 day, and I found some pieces.  Anyway for the stitches:

Week 21 was the Butterfly Chain, another new one for me and is posted below.

Week 22 was the Knotted Cretan, and it is seen below.  I added some chain stitches and French Knots to them also.