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!
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!
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.