WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 49

Brrr it is cold out there! This week’s Works in Progress do not include TAST, nor has there been progress on my crazy quilt block, but I do have things to show!

I needed to make something for the ornament exchange with my guild. I will write about that in another post since I completed it and made two more! What!

That project had me bust out all my felt, so then I decided to see what else I could make since the mess was already all over the room. I found an adorable pattern for little feltie catci by Delilah Iris Designs. The middle one still needs a flower, and then I need to find the miniature terra cotta pots, but Boy has already claimed two for the office, and my friend just moved so it will be a housewarming gift for her. More when they have their little potted homes!


TAST: Roundup 3

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.

Huzzah for another completed pennant! I fit six different stitches on this one. That means certainly that I am not exploring them as much as previous stitches, nor am I getting much practice in with each type, but regardless, they are being stored away in my brain, so it’s all good!

I’ve added Stitch #23: Wheatear Stitch (in both gold and green) and #29 Bullion Knot:

#27: Bonnet Stitch:

#37 Woven Cross Stitch, which is super cool if you want to do a starry sky I think:

#39 Oyster Stitch (in purple and variegated green):

And #41 Buttonhole Wheel Cup – one I fully closed into like a little net (left), one is just a few rows that get smaller (center; would be useful to house a round object that can’t be sewn directly to fabric) and one that is more like a tube though it is hard to tell in the image (right). I wanted to see the versatility of this one:

I’ve also noted that I can skip some of the stitches I’ve “missed” because, like before, some appear already on a few pennants of mine! That includes Stitch #35 Long Tail Chain:

Stitch #38 Knotted Cretan Stitch:

and #44 Twisted Chain (or Rope) Stitch (most of the third row):

So as of today, I have eight missing stitches yet – but I am getting there! These include: #24 Twisted Lattice Band, #28 Half Chevron, #30 Triangular Buttonhole, #31 Vandyke Stitch, #32 Buttonhole Herringbone, #40 Woven Detached Chain, #42 Cloud Filling, and #43 Coral Stitch. Some of those were done on my butterfly pillow if you remember!

Hope you’re staying warm!

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 48

As suspected in my last post, I completed the needlepoint portion of one of my WIPs. More to come when I figure out how I am going to mount it to the wood block!

Although I didn’t get a chance to work on TAST, here is where my current pennant stands – it is another “roundup” piece to try to catch up. I feel optimistic about the headway I’ve been making but with the holiday time of year, I might not get to complete it until 2019. But it will be done, I say!

And I did mention last time also about needing to make an ornament for my guild. I pulled out some items to make the first attempt. If I like it, I will make another in colors more appropriate for Christmas time.