Monday, July 13, 2015

Joyful Embellishments, TAST Week 1, and Stitchery Link Party 14

Almost all of the crazy quilting I have done recently has been either under-the-sea or Christmas themed. I have been itching to stitch a floral seam or two. So, I pulled this Oregon State University block out of hiding and went to work.

On July 1st, I completed this seam from the Joyful Embellishments group Valerie Bothell is running on Facebook. (The stitches are also listed on her board on Pinterest if you are curious but do not use Facebook.)

On July 2nd, I completed the seam above, also from the Joyful Embellishments group. I recently purchased my first flower-shaped sequins and I was SO excited to finally try them out. These orange ones were in a multi-colored package I purchased from Thearica on Facebook. (I honestly cannot remember if I found them at Supplies for Crazy Quilts and Other Crafts and Handmade Needlearts or at Supplies for Crazy Quilts and Other Crafts 2 and Handmade Needlearts.) I had so much fun with these. I love the way they play with the light.

A few days later, I used a fly stitch to create this vine and added little white sequin flowers I purchased through the closeout sale at Sew Victorian Crazy on Etsy.

This block has been loads of fun to work on. Unfortunately, I have had very, very little stitching time this week. But at least last week I caught up on a few Joyful Embellishment stitches while making progress on a future gift!  

I am linking up with the 14th Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. If you hand stitch anything and have a blog, I encourage you to join! The free embroidery pattern this week has lily pads! There are also some gorgeous projects on the blogs that have linked up this week.

Today, I learned that Sharon Boggon at has started TAST again (Take a Stitch Tuesday - you may read more about it here) and Week 1 is the Fly Stitch. It feels like cheating, but I plan to join in with the TAST Facebook group and share the flystitch flower vine above.

Thank you for stopping by!


Gina said...

Great stitching. I love the vine with the sequinned flowers. So cute. I've an urge to do proper embroidery ( I do back stitch stitchery) so will check out the links, thank you

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I've been thinking about stitching Halloween and your Oregon State fabric reminded me of that. The great thing about Sharon's TAST is that she gives you so many examples of how the stitch can be made and really understandable instructions on how to create it. I look forward to following along.
xx, Carol

Katie said...

Beautiful work!

Christine Barnsley said...

I love this block that you are working on Renee and it is not cheating if your stitches fit more than one criteria! :) x

Anonymous said...

Super job on every one of them. I love the unusual color theme on this block. Are you going to do Sharon Boggon's Facebook TAST group? I did it through her blog three times, and learned lots of new stitches ... which I hardly ever use. LOL I get all colors and types of sequins from Cartwright's for practically nothing. It's got to be the cheapest embellishment around! Love to use them!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I have a few of those little flower sequins too and must admit that I tend to hoard them rather than actually use them. They're just so pretty!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love the little flower sequins! What a neat addition they make. I especially like how the white ones pop against the black background.

Thanks so much for linking up again to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. Aloha hugs!