Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Embroidery on Soy-Wax Linen Quilt

Still working on my TAST project (Take A stitch Tuesday). The last stitch was couching.  I couched some eyelash yarn all around the linen piece. And the, couched down some plants on the left bottom corner. I plan on doing a few on the right side as well.

Below is a close-up of the 'plants.'

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Double Rainbow

We've been having lots of rain here. Yeah!! Not so good though for the folks south of us in the Santa Barbara, Mendocino areas though.  They have really had a horrible time of it starting with the fires, then the floods, and the flooding again and again. It's their new normal, unfortunately.

Here is a picture of a beautiful double rainbow we were treated to Saturday night. It was the brightest rainbow I've ever seen. It had an incredibly bright green in it that doesn't show in the photo.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Finished Fabric Manipulated Small Quilt

So I finished my fabric manipulation piece using slashing and blooming techniques.  The edges of the center piece weren't quite parallel to the edges of the quilt, so I couched some ladder/ribbon to the inner edges to disguise that a bit. I pronounce it done!

This week the Take a Stitch Tuesday Facebook group is taking a break to let everyone have a breather and get caught up. It's a good thing because I've been pretty busy with home projects and some quilt displays for our local libraries.  I didn't get to last week's stitch which was couching. I did however, lay out some fun yarns and threads over my piece to play with couching down later this week.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cretan Stitch with Shisha Mirror

For the Take a Stitch Tuesday Facebook group I'm in, the challenge for this week was the Cretan Stitch.  I found a tutorial online for using it to secure a Shisha mirror, something I've always wanted to learn how to do.  I tried it once years ago and got nothing but frustrated.  This tutorial helped me quite a bit.  https://www.needlenthread.com/2015/01/stitch-fun-shisha-embroidery-with-cretan-stitch.html