Week 48's stitch is the Arrowhead stitch, something I had done before not knowing it had a name! Anyway, here is is, on the completed November "page" along with the open base woven picot, the checkered chain, and the Portuguese border.
This is the "Beaver Moon" and I have made the following progress since the last full moon...
What did I do this past "moon"?
and quite a bit on "Birds of a Feather", shown here ...
I've also been stitching a Michael Powell piece called "Home Sampler ( just needed something simpler, with no blue and no metallic to speak of in it! LOL):
Kitted but not stitched is Week 48 of TAST...
In addition to this week's TAST and last weekends IH&SW, I put in a few days stitching on Michael Powell's "Home Sampler":
Otherwise it was Thanksgiving week so that meant prep time of a day, the actual day and a day of clean-up after... COuple that with a return of that tummy flu adn I wasn't really much into stitching this week. I hope to make up for that with working on "Birds of a Feather" this weekend and getting a;; the speciality stitches in that border done...
The Portuguese Border Stitch. Kind of fun to do, and fast. I have to watch my tension, and play with curves and the like, but I think this one will become one of my preferred seam treatments! I used two kinds of threads in this piece... #5 perle in a variegated blue and Carrie's Creations (Crazy Dreams).
As promised, I worked almost exclusively on "Birds of a Feather" and its border speciality stitches. In all 288 individual detached chain stitches (AKA Lazy Daisies):
Next step - metallic stitches in the border --- Just couldn't face that last night so I moved on to finish up a "tree" in the "Home" sampler:
Doesn't look like a lot of progress on either piece but it was over seven hours of stitching. And over all, the stitch count for the week-long Stitchathon at Cross Stitch Crazy was 307 chain stitches and 2193 cross and half-cross stitches! Not bad considering how lousy I have felt all week!
In addition to week forty-six of Take a Stitch Tuesday (the checkered chain), I stitched on a new start this week --- a Michael Powell piece called "Home Sampler" (I Had a case of startitis):
and a little on "Birds of a Feather" (Note the lazy daisy stitches on the left border and the red diamond eyelets on the rest of the border):
This weekend is International Hermit and Stitch Weekend for November and I plan on putting more tie into "Birds..." despite my dislike of lazy daisy stitches! But I haven't been feeling well all week so, we shall see on Monday if I make any real progress on either piece.
Week 46's stitch is the Checkered, or Magic, Chain stitch. Here is mine, forming a stem for my open-based needle-woven picot stitch flower. I used GAST "Harvest Basket" and Forest Glade" as my alternating colors...
I did try to be creative and use three colors but I had tension issues, with the threads not wanting to cooperate, resulting in a hot mess on both the front and the back of the fabric, so I ripped that out and settled for just two...
In the past week, there have been a few "completions"!
The first, and biggest, is Kimono - Revisited which is now ready for the framers!
The second was the weekly TAST - the open base needlewoven picot stitch.
The third was the Hillcroft House "name shield" for my husband's birthday, also ready for the framer.
And finally, there was my block for the color palette challenge - crazy quilt journal page challenge - bead journal project challenge for November! The grid was a modified version of block 12 for the "I Dropped the Button Box" quilt at Pin Tangle. It was constructed using fabric, lace, ribbon, beads and threads from my stash, ALL of which had been used at least once on previous blocks. And as always, the signature chain stitch and row of bead trim (although this time it was gold instead of crystal) were in this block. And I finally decided that, like all traditional crazy quilts, this block needed it's spider web and spider...
I am avoiding "Birds of a Feather" --- it's that the next speciality stitch is in metallic thread, not my favorite mesium to stitch with... But I will get back to it this weekend. I HAVE to! There no other WIP to procrastinate with!
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