Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

This is the double lock stitch.  Instruction can be found at http://pintangle.com/2014/09/09/take-a-stitch-tuesday-129-and-130-lock-and-double-lock-stitch/    It isn't very different from the Lock stitch other than it is done on both sides of the the straight stitches.  Mine looks a little messy.  I think a thicker thread would make it look nicer.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I heart Macro

Oh what a joy it was to get my camera out this week.  It seems like forever since I have been able to play.  My sister bought me some wonderful sunflowers.  They have wilted and withered but I love the way they look.  The color is so vibrant!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I added  a part of a doily to the upper right corner and some more beading to this piece.  I am thinking it is time to get moving on my Sept. CQ block even though there is a bit more that could be added to this block.
I am linking with http://pintangle.com/
and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

This is my first attempt at the Lock stitch.  Why do my stitches never look like Sharon's at http://pintangle.com/ ?  I do highly value being an individual and rarely do I want to be just like someone else so I guess I should celebrate that my stitches are unique!  Yah that's it!  Yay!  Me!  I learned a new stitch today!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I heart Macro

This is unusual for me.  I usually go for lots of color.  However, I love the sculptural quality to this.  It is my mother's old Bible.  It is clearly well loved and used.  It holds a special value for me now that she has passed.  I may have to import this photo into Photoshop to add some color to it.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I am still working on my August CQ block.  It is close to being finished though.  I am not completely happy with the upper right corner but I do think I have a solution for that.  Hopefully I can finish this up fairly quickly so I can get started on my September block!
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and
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Take a stitch Tuesday

This is my first attempt at the Interlaced Up and down buttonhole.  I wasn't particularly successful with it.  The substrate I worked on was miserable to use.  It is an interesting stitch and I definitely want to try it again.  My thanks to Sharon B at    http://pintangle.com/  for the instructions.