Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Ok so I am trying something new!  I have been interested in doing some embroidery work.  I really love crazy quilts and want to make some small crazy quilt pieces... maybe even some jewelry if I can do something small enough. 

I have done alot of cross stitch but not alot of embroidery work so I found a challenge at Pin Tangle to learn and try a new embroidery stitch every Tuesday.  The challenge is called Take a Stitch Tuesday or TAST.  There are 100's of others joining in and there is a TAST Flickr site with photos.  Check out the beautiful needlework on these links.  Remember I am a beginner so my stitches are not so breath taking!   So here we go!

My first Fly Stitch

 

I am left handed so I always have to think through directions.  This was easy for me though.  I can tell that it will take time to have a comfort level with a stitch... especially to get it consistent... but I am  not unhappy with my first try at it.

I also tried another stitch that was referenced in Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary  the Oyster Stitch.


This took me awhile to get but again I am happy with my three little oyster stitches!  It is alot of fun and takes me back to my childhood.  My Grandma used to make embroidered pillow cases.  Wish I would have kept one of them!  Happy creating to you!


1 comment:

  1. I wish I had the eyes for stitching, but it is just so hard for me to see. Looks great to me!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me!