31 October 2007
You can see the blocks separate in an earlier post.
I am happy how this wall-hanging has turned out. The borders are hoffman fabric: cherry blossom, I think it goes rather pretty with the tea blocks.
The size is 71x53 cm.
As always you can click on the photo to enlarge.
28 October 2007
I had to do several stitches before it went well. At the end it was not difficult at all!
It is a nice stitch to do as seam treatment. I have done this with Sassa Lynne perle 8, but maybe it is nicer with perle 5.
This weeks stitch was the Drizzle stitch. Never heard before and never seen either.
It was not so tricky as it looks and you can make nice seaweed with them :)
I always wonder, while doing those weird stitches, who has invented them???
I made this with perle 5 DMC.
24 October 2007
22 October 2007
21 October 2007
I did nine on my tast sampler on a corner piece and did three stitches with beads as Sharon suggested. A few french knots in between and that was it for this week.
When all the seasons are ready I like to frame them and make a little wall hanging out of it.
I am looking forward to receive my Fall block done. I will keep you informed.
19 October 2007
18 October 2007
Now I shall add hand-embroidery to it and some beads and other things, maybe some yarn too.
This piece will be cut up into a notebook cover for the Embellishers swap and several atc's.
17 October 2007
15 October 2007
But as an extra Susan had added much ! DMC floss, silk floss and 2 pieces of velvet and 3 pieces Dupioni silk.
Susan told me that in a shop 'Wall mart' in the USA all DMC were sold out for $0.10 a skein.
Here is a part of what Susan bought on that sale.
It felt like Christmas while I was opening that envelope. All those beautiful colors.
I felt really spoiled !!
Thank you so much Susan, you are a very generous lady!
Above the tast stitch from week 41, Lace border stitch. The first part on the left wasn't good, so I had a better look again on Sharon's site and the right half of the line is how it should look good.
It was a little bit tricky, this stitch, but after a while it was nice to do.
So, on the left side I have created a new stitch myself, it looks like a herringbone scroll stitch. LOL. I have used perle 8, maybe perle 5 would have been better for this stitch.
Anyway I will try it later again.
This is my TAST sampler so far. Isn't it amazing that I have learned about 30 new stitches the past 40 weeks? And 10 more to go! I had to add borders on the piece because I was running out of seams this summer. When the year is over there will be more than 50 different stitches on this piece of CQ.
14 October 2007
We also have swapped 3 baggies this year and now in October a needlebook.
I have made it in Anne's favorite colors: red and orange.
On the front there is a piece of Hardanger embroidery what I've made about 25 years ago.
The pattern and idea for the hussif comes from Julia. Thanks!
So it looks on the inside, a needle book, a pincushion, a scissor pocket, a little crochet bag containing a thimble and 3 pockets with threads. The band on the scissor pocket is Norwegian, what they use on their traditional costumes.
Below the outside folded open. In the middle a Norwegian coin: one crown.
13 October 2007
The owner is Carol from the USA. I have embroidered all the seams and added beads, lace, sequins, a turtle and the mushrooms.
Below is the block how it came to me last week. It goes in the mail on monday and I hope that Carol likes what I've added.
12 October 2007
This hussif includes a needlecase, so I hope she likes it.
The pattern and idea comes from Julia. Thank you Julia for sharing.
I have made it in violet, that's one of Lynn's favorite colors. It goes in the mail today, so, Lynn when you read this, look out for the mailman in a week or so!
You can click on the photos to see it closer.
11 October 2007
09 October 2007
More photos of the grandchildren are here. ( on my Flickr page)
Here are we playing a game on Angela's birthday. On the left her brother Richard, he is 8 now, in the middle our daughter Yvonne and on the right the birthday girl. I have forgotten to take a photo from her with the bag I made for her. But I can tell you that she liked it.
Later in the week I also paid a visit to Margreet, we have met each other many years ago and have both a 'tick' with fabrics and threads ;)It was a very nice afternoon, we have swapped a heart and thank you Margreet and Jan for all the laughs ! And the stroopwafels !