Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hideko's Swap Block after Week 3

Double Cross Stitch (week 1)

Coral Stitch (week 1), Bonett Stitch (week 3),Alternating Barred Chain Stitch(week 2)

Oyster Stitch (week 3)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stitches for week 4

The stitches for this week are

Renaissance and Zig Zag Chain

don't forget you also have Feather , Chain and Algerian eye as free stitches

The blocks are already looking wonderful. Being week 4 its also time to start doing catchup, somewhere on your block you need to place a heart, it can be a button, charm, appliqued or embroidered, it will be your choice so make sure you leave room.


Ritva´s blocks
Swap block - variegated 5 ply perle Bonnet and perle Chain, mauve cotton Oyster
Spare block - blue 5 ply perle Bonnet, knitting yarn Oyster and pink 5 ply perle Detached chains.
My block - DMC fine green wool Bonnet, red thick perle Oyster, stranded cottondetached chains and crochet cotton Feather stitch

DYOB 4 - week 2

close up of Alternating Barred chain in silk floss and detached chenille Rosette with rayon hearts inspired by Dorothy Bond's Little Brown Book of stitches.
Alternating Barred chain , Rosette chain and also some detached all using perle cotton. Detached green crochet thread chain leaves
Alternating Barred chain- top, Rosette chain flowers and more Alternating Barred in green various ply perle.

I have been sticking to the two given stitches plus the 3 freebie stitches but now I know I can also use other stitches, I will be adding more to my seams.

DYOB 4 week 1

Rayon thread Coral, Double cross, Lazy daisies and French knots all in perle = spare block
Coral, Chain and Double cross in perle threads and green silk thread for Feather= My block
Spare block
Swap block with rayon heart motifs and rayon Coral, perle Double cross and rayon Feather stitches
My block

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2nd and 3rd weeks stitches

My only excuse is that you have all ready had the stitches on the list so this is just a reminder in case you have fallen behind since I know I have.

The stitches for the second week of round 4 were
Rosette Chain and Alternating Barred Chain

And for this week the stitches are Bonnet and Oyster.
Have fun and happy stitching.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Helina's DYOB 4

First my empty block and then the stitches of the first two weeks. I know that I have used also stem stitches and pistil stitches. I couldn't help...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gayle's DYOB blocks

The first picture will be the block for me to keep. I wanted to try the "confetti" method of piecing that I learned on another group. I'm not sure I like it, and probably won't use it again, but I think it will be great for this. Lots of short seams and small spaces, so I can practice my ideas before I put the stitches on my swap piece. Kind of a sampler. I made it rectangular to fit in one of those frames that I keep buying at yard sales and never seem to use. If I eventually put it on the wall in my sewing room maybe I'll use these stitches again someday.

The second picture is my swap block. The card in his hand says, "My Heart is Thine". I really like peach and green. Hope the person who gets this feels the same way. ;-)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hideko's DYOB 4 Blocks

For Swap

1st for myself

2nd for myself

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

this MIGHT have worked

I might have this thing set up now-we'll see LOL

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Round 4, the first stitches.

Hi Girls.
Here we are again with the start of a new round. Your stitches for this week are

Double Cross
Coral stitch

And your free stitches for you are.

Algerian eye

Please add your seams to the blog so we can all see what you create.