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Sunday, January 07, 2007

TAST - Take a stitch Tuesday















My whole sampler so far. I love the way it is looking.

Below is a close up of the circles I did last night, (I was
inspired to do these as I cruised thru the work of other
TAST members), these are done in some threads Susan
sent me (the left one) I love variegated as you may be able to tell.
I started with a octagon with stem stitch, then a row of
herringbone, next a row of lazy daisy, then another row of
herringbone, the opening can be used for any number of
things, I will leave it open as this is a sampler and I may frame it.

Next, in pink is a circle, of herringbone stitched in DMC floss.

You also see how I embellished the rick-rack I put down a couple
days ago. Lazy daisy, french knots and straight stitch, I threaded
some fuzzy thread with sparkles (I love that too) thru the
herringbone.
















Chain link? Sure what it looks like when you put the
herringbone stitch one on top of the other. Here I started to
fill the opening with lazy daisy and straight stitch.

Here you can see the other side of the rick-rack, just playing
with ideas for adding to the rick rack.














I am trying to decide, should I work on.....cleaning up my
computer OR should I begin cutting out a quilt????????
I wonder which will win, of course I could do a little of both
I don't think I will be going outside to much it is 18 degrees right
now (9am). Hope your weekend has been great.

7 comments:

Virginia said...

Gail,

what a great job! I like it.

Elizabeth said...

I love this sampler. I enjoyed the many variations along the rows: they are a pleasure to look at. And the circles, wonderful!

Charlene said...

I'm lovin' it, too! Great stitching!

Chriss said...

Great stitching! Love that 3rd line.

Sarah said...

Oh sooo beautiful!

Susan said...

They all look great, Gail! I love the circle that you did with the variegated. The stitching over the rickrack looks so pretty!

ari_1965 said...

Love the sampler. Thanks for showing it in progress, too.