Another stitch I had to check out from couple of different source before I got it. Ish. Quite ease once you understand it but it needs some sort of sketch, freehanding it just didn’t work. Maybe if I had more experience stitching palestrina, I could get somewhat more exciting results.
Here I tried to create a fern of some sort. I began without a sketch but after a while I decided to draw the curls as I already had trouble stitching the straight stem.
My less than stellar stitching! I tried so hard to get the spikes even but it just didn’t happen. This is one of those stitches where you can see your own development. If you put the practice hours in.
Another thing about this stitch is that it’s very rigid which, I think, makes it very masculine stitch.
Here it is in its full glory! Once again I’ve fallen little bit behind. Life seems to interrupt me constantly when it comes to TAST! Oh well, my next sampler to do is Bonnet Stitch, which by the way is almost finished! While you are waiting for my next posting, you can check out my other samplers here.
I couldn’t think of anything clever for the title. It’s a cable stitch and I stitched a cable. It was very pleasing to stitch and fairly quick too but I did have to check out couple of different tutorials before I figured it out.
Important tools, ironing board, my hoop and baking paper. I use the baking paper to protect my iron when I use it to dry my label. And now I also see the smudge on my lens. The pro that I am.
I seem to like yellow! The background is a vintage pillowcase I bought in March for 1,50 euros. It has nice handmade lace on either end. I almost sold but luckily I came to my senses. Next a random shot I accidentally shot when I was trying to change the settings on my camera:
I’m almost protected from peeping toms by these plants, whatever they are…This is the first year they are flowering though.
Well, next stitch on my list is Palestrina Stitch. If you are interested, my other samplers are listed here.
My stitchy journey continues with Buttonhole Wheel. I actually did this stitch with my sampler number 2: buttonhole/blanket stitch but luckily this stitch is so versatile, there’s plenty of variations to try.
Definitely not my best stitching but the ric rac shape is what draws your eye in the first so unless you pay attention to it, the unevenness disappears.
I tried the frame to stay upright but it kept rolling. Sorry about the slight tilt! How about the pillowcase in the background? I love it. The entire colour story in this picture screams 1950′s Christmas to me.
So, yesterday Sharon posted the stitch numero30. This means I have 6 stitches to go. Well 5 as one is on my ironing board, ready to have its name stamped on it. Here’s the list of the stitches I still have to do: