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Cloud Filling Stitch – TAST 42

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 42: Cloud Filling Stitch

This was a new stitch for me. Week 42 worked out perfectly as I had been hunting for a filling stitch on some Holiday Gnome pillow covers that were sewed last year. The gnome designs are from paper pieced patterns purchased on Craftsy and sold by Quilt Art Designs by Janeen van Niekerk. I want to add some crazy quilt type stitching and beading to the seams for texture and interest.

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Halloween Crazy Quilting

With two elementary school children in the house Halloween is a big deal for the Chases. Below is a preview of the Halloween Crazy Quilt pillow cover I am currently making. I had unintentionally ended up taking a big, long break from embroidery and from the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge over the summer. Halloween (coinciding with the Seattle drizzle) seemed like the perfect opportunity to get back on track.

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Woven Detached Chain Stitch – TAST 40

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 40: Woven Detached Chain Stitch

Week 40 was a lot of fun. I rewatched the Breakfast Club and practiced weaving a long row of detached chain stitches.

Feather stitch is one of my favorites, worked below in DMC Cotton Perle #5 variegated 4068. Detached chain stitches in green and mustard yellow, and pistol stitch using DMC Cotton Perle #8. Woven detached chain stitch using Cotton Perle #5 color 921.

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Oyster Stitch – TAST 39

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 39: Oyster Stitch

This was my first use of Oyster Stitch so still figuring things out. It was fun to create sunflower petals using something other than the detached chain stitch. I will probably practice with this more and even include some lines of oyster stitch later on in the project.

Stitched using Cotton Perle #8 for oyster stitch flower petals and french knots in the sunflower centers.

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Plaited Feather Stitch – TAST 36

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 36: Plaited Feather Stitch

Not my best work, but plaited feather stitch using DMC Cotton Perle #5. One strand DMC 921, the other variegated DMC 4122.

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Long Tail Chain Stitch – TAST 35

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 35: Long Tail Chain Stitch

It has been a long break from Take a Stitch Tuesday, but I’m back! I will work through as many stitches as I can between now and the end of year to see how far I can progress through the full list. I have definitely missed stitching. Hand embroidery has become a fascination as well as a stress reliever, and being back feels almost therapeutic. If you keep up on the blog you have probably read how I accidentally discovered (fell into!) hand embroidery several years ago making gimmicky felt dog ornaments as Christmas presents. But needle and thread spoke and I have been hooked ever since.

Originally my TAST project started with a holiday season table runner. That lasted through TAST 13…. And then it was sort of hard to keep inspired with red and green as spring was happening outside and the amazing Pacific Northwest was waking up. Now it is November and we are back to short days and constant gray drizzle which almost encourages a hot cup of tea and a cheerful embroidery project.

I actually started back on TAST last month on a pillow meant for Halloween.  I found a collection of black print pieces at JoAnn a couple of years ago that had been in my stash since. They made for a perfect background of pieced coordinates. This was my first crazy quilt project using a dark fabric background and I loved it! The bright colors of floss just pop on the dark background and it was so much fun to stitch. I will definitely be doing a bit more like this, even outside of Halloween.

So back to TAST. Below are a couple of samples of long tail chain stitch.

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House Embroidery – Garden Added

Still working on the house embroidery. It has been a busy couple of months so stitching progress has been slow. However, the landscape has been the most enjoyable part of the project. There are 4 rows of of plants in the front and a few on the side. I tried to keep the embroidery as close to the reality of our front garden as possible. Sadly, I am not sure what the two layers of bushes are called in the back, but the front two layers are ornamental grass and Day Lilies. On the side of the driveway is a largish Pacific Rhododendron and 3 Lavender plants.

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House Embroidery

Ever found yourself on Pinterest at 3 AM? I’m not saying this is a good thing, or even a planned event, but when the sleeping gods are not smiling on me I tend to find myself browsing through Pinterest in the small hours of the morning. And I’ll hand it to Pinterest, their search algorithm is pretty good.

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Buttonhole Wheel – TAST 13

Take a Stitch Tuesday week 13: Buttonhole Wheel.

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