WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 45

Here is my progress on TAST this week:

But it isn’t what you think! I actually finished a pennant as well, but I need to wait til I have more than just these iPhone photos. See! I told you not to give up on me yet.

When I was out of town on work, I swung by six different needle arts shops. Of course I broke the bank, but I found so much cool loot and now have places to visit next time I am around. Super excited!! Anyway, I picked up a needlepoint design. I don’t know anything at all about needlepoint other than it’s just a half-cross stitch. Of course, there is so much more to needlepoint than just that, but that’s all I have to work with! I picked up this pretty letter V and the coordinating perl cotton in size 5. I believe it is a Rosalie hand-painted design. More to follow!

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 44

I’ve made progress on TAST but I failed to mention last week that I would be out of town for archaeology again this week. I made the right assumption of not having time to sew so I left everything back home.

I am enjoying myself here though, and found some beautiful historic examples of quilts in the Estill County (Kentucky) museum. I don’t know if this pattern has a name, but I love the scrappiness of it, and it looks fairly simple! Maybe a variation of or “free styled” tumbler?

This is a beautiful example of cross stitch design and strawberries – and lovely hand-quilted patterns:

And of course since I am into embroidery stitches and crazy quilting, I had to take many photos of this piece. Unfortunately it was behind glass and quite difficult to photograph without getting reflections.

I love that quilt quite a lot – it has so many stitching ideas I’ve never seen before. Definitely going to remember this for future projects! That’s why I will even include this one with the terrible reflection – very cool embroidery!

I wasn’t at this museum for funsies but instead to meet with local interest groups and do some research. Forgive the iPhone photos, please. I barely had time to snap these photos or I might have been able to plan better for record-keeping. What I mean is, I didn’t get any information about the artists or time period or the like. I did meet with some of the Estill County Historical and Genealogy Society and Museum staff, so perhaps I can ask them next time we discuss the project!

TAST: Roundup

Pintangle's Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) by Sharon Boggon

You’ve read about my idea for this here, right? Ok! See all completed TAST posts here.

Since it has been quite some time, I want to remind all that I am participating in this year’s Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST), hosted by Sharon at Pintangle. Yes, yes, I am quite behind because real life got in the way there for a time, but I am on my way to catching up, I hope!

This pennant has several stitches combined – some stitches just seemed quite dreadful to fill a pennant completely. This pennant includes #13 buttonhole wheel, #16 satin stitch, #17 French knots, #18 whipped wheel (which got caught on a zipper, oops), and #34 raised cross stitch flower (one of my new favorites!). Yep, that is quite a jump between 18 and 34, but there is a reason for that.

The main reasons is that the stitches between can be served their own pennant, so I have much work to do ahead. But another reason is that some stitches were actually included in previous pennants. Take for instance, #19 crossed buttonhole found on the buttonhole pennant:

Or #20 whipped and #33 barred chains found on the chain stitch pennant: 

Here is #26 herringbone square on the herringbone pennant:

How about #36 the crossed and plaited feather stitches on the feather stitch pennant:

These might not be the best examples or a full exploration of how to use them, but taking into consideration how behind I am, I will leave it thusly for now.