Tuesday, June 10, 2014

TAST 06/10/2014

Last week was a break week for TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday), so I tried out a few stitches from the beginning of the list found on the TAST FAQ page on Pin Tangle.

To see what others have been up to this week and to see the stitches I hope to share next week, check out the post and comments HERE.

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TAST #10: Running Stitch

Last night I laughed at myself.  I skipped this stitch, because I could not think of how to incorporate it into my current projects.  Then, as I looked at the last few details to add to my CQJP 2014 April block (yes, I am WAY behind), I realized I had already added a running stitch!  The flight path of the dragonfly.  I use this stitch as a flight path for dragonflies, butterflies, and bees.

TAST #12: Barred and Alternating Barred Chain (I only have the alternating shown here)

I stitched the Alternating Barred Chain with a single strand of blue variegated EdMar rayon floss.

TAST #30: Cast On Stitch

After embellishing the seam with the Alternating Barred Chain Stitch, I added cast on stitches with yellow variegated cotton floss.  Next, I added tiny blue Mill Hill Petite Glass Seed Beads to the center.  (I discovered The Button Emporium in Portland, Oregon a few weeks ago.  I did not get many buttons, but I did add a few lovely trims, silk ribbon, and Mill Hill beads to my stash!)

Thank you for stopping by!


Annet said...

Running stitch is great for a flight path. I like the cast on stitches at you alternating barred chain stitch.

Queeniepatch said...

The Running Stitch might be too 'simple' to take seriously but it does add a lot of movement to the dragonfly.
Combining Alternating Barred Chain stitch with Cast on flowers was a smart move.
Keep up the good work.

Pamela said...

Very pretty - you have such good ideas.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful stitches - love, love embroidery. :) blessings, marlene

Renee said...

Thank you! The seam with the cast on stitches is pretty similar to one of Sharon's examples for the alternating barred chain stitch. :)

Renee said...

Thank you! I did not think I was going to be creative enough to use the Running Stitch, so it made me laugh when I used it without thinking about it. ;)

The idea of the cast flowers came from one of the seams Sharon B. worked. I loved the combination!

Renee said...

Thank you! For whatever reason, this block feels like a struggle to complete. So, I appreciate your comment all the more. :)

Renee said...

Thank you so much!

crazyQstitcher said...

Lovely seams and stitches. Those Cast-ons are gorgeous.