Archive for the ‘TAST’ Category

Tuesday came and almost went before I had time to get my stitches posted.  Hopefully WordPress will cooperate.  The last couple times I’ve tried to post, saving the draft wiped out what I had composed.  That becomes tedious quickly.

This week I finished off a block using the stitches for weeks 4-9.  I’m caught up with the challenge.  Hoorah!

Week 4 – Cretan Stitch

(Closed Cretan) The cream-colored stitches…

(Open Cretan) The rose-colored stitches with blue beads…

This picture also shows the flower made of sequins using a tutorial by KerryKatieCakes.

Week 5 – Herringbone Stitch – The blue exaggerated X stitches.

Week 6 – Chevron Stitch – The brown stitches.  A double row forms a diamond.

Week 7 – Detached Chain Stitch – Ribbon stitches forming flowers and leaves…

Detached chain forming butterflies and flowers…

Week 8 – Chain Stitch (Brown stitching)

Week 9 – Couching – Couching holds the funky fibers in place.  (The butterfly is made primarily using the chain stitch.)

The block as a whole…using stitches from TAST weeks 1 – 9.

Tomorrow I must make another naked square…I simply must.

Until next time…

God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.  Job 37:5


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Eight weeks in I am stepping up to the Take A Stitch Tuesday Challenge (TAST) hosted by Pin Tangle.  Since I am playing catch up, I’m sharing weeks 1-3 today.    (Tuesday is almost over…I’m coming in just under the wire.)  My naked square #6 will be devoted to weeks 1-8.

Week 1 –  Fly Stitch

After the first row of fly stitch I repeated an over-lay row in a second color.

Week 2 – Buttonhole Stitch

I did a straight row of buttonhole stitch and outlined a circle forming a sun and made eyelashes using the same stitch.

Week 3 – Feather Stitch

The next stitch is the Cretan Stitch…it’s the stitch I’ve used least so I’m anxious to get started on it.  I’ll share my results next Tuesday.

Until next time…Happy stitching.

We were not saved [only] to go to heaven. If so, why didn’t we go to heaven right then? Heaven is a by-product. We were saved to tell others and to let Jesus live in us.  ~  Jimmy Draper

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