Friday, April 27, 2012

TAST 2012 week 17 "Wheat ear stitch"

It took me a few days to start, but I finally finished my wheat ear stitch sampler. 
 I really enjoyed doing this stitch.  

Here is what I came up with:

Go here to see other people's work.

Embroidered Flower ornaments

In my spare time I like to embroider stylized flowers and then put beads on them.  After that I cut the felt around them into a circle and put two of them together with the buttonhole stitch, adding a little stuffing and a ribbon to hang them with.

Here are the ones that are finished:

I am going to start giving them away as little gifts.  
Meanwhile they hang on my ornament tree on our piano.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TAST 2012 Number 16 "French Knots"

Here is my sampler using French knots.  I liked especially using the wool thread through the felt. But I mostly used cotton threads, perle cotton, and a few rayon threads.

Friday, April 13, 2012

TAST 14 and 15

I finally finished my Take a Stitch Tuesday 14 Satin Stitch.  Satin Stitch is one of my least favorite stitches, but I liked the way this turned out.  I used perle 5 cotton thread on felt.

                                                     Here is the result:

This was my TAST week 15: Stem Stitch.  
I enjoyed doing this much more (I guess it was easier to do.)