Ok, let’s start with TAST! After gathering my project back together and scoping out Pintangle (which Sharon just revamped so be sure to check it out!), I realized that I had done several of the stitches already on previous pennants. This includes: #19 crossed buttonhole, #20 whipped chain, #26 herringbone square, #33 barred chain, and #36 crossed and plaited feather stitch. They aren’t great examples, every one, but for time’s sake, let’s just call it, okay?
You may recall that I am in the middle of a pennant of flowers, which includes: #13 buttonhole wheel, #16 satin stitch, #17 French knots, and #18 whipped wheel (seen here). There are several new TAST stitches I’ve yet to do that might fit great on the space I have left. I’m committing to figuring that out by next week’s WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday post. I am officially 15 stitches behind at this point. It feels a little daunting, since I have other projects going on as well, but with the dreary fall and gloomy winter ahead, I imagine I’ll knock these out pronto.
My BCQC block is coming along. I’d be further finished if I could just find a perle cotton in a color (and appropriate size) that fits. As a practice piece, though, I’ve decided it is what it is. I might still fiddle with it, especially as the class progresses (you’ll see some changes already if you are super detail oriented).
My guild had a huck weaving embroidery project, so I grabbed a kit. I found it to be so very pleasing! The fact that the needle never pierces the fabric ensures a quick progression and it felt really relaxing. Huck weaving is a Swedish style, and my kit came from Nordic Needle (though I can’t find it listed anymore). I am almost finished with it – just need to sew a hem and fringe the edge. My only hangup is that the particular threads in the kit were not color-safe, so my mistakes left a mark. I wonder how it will handle being washed. Find out with me next time I post about it, ha!
Oh, and my last mouse sold! Huzzah!