Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Half Chevron Stitch DYOB #2

I also did two versions of the Chevron Stitch

and my block is coming along nicely

now the fun part begins..
all the fun accents

Chain Stitch DYOB #2

I did the chain stitch in two different areas..
not completed accented yet

my block so far...

I am getting there..

Margreet's half chevron stitches, above my own .

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I have completed my own block
I had intended just copying the samples from the Swap block but my fingers had different ideas, so I just followed along.

Open Chain spider web.
A Proper Cup stitch, I added more buttonholing to the bars
Half Cretan/Chevron with bullions, Buttonhole bars and Detached chains
On the left is Triple chain stitch
I added beads to the cup stitches and they now look better.
Two rows of Knotted Cretan/Herringbone
Green Coral stitch and
Yellow zig-zag row
Left to Right Half Cretan/Chevron and cross stitches
Alternate barred chain
Open Chain whipped


Swap block

Monday, May 23, 2011

This heart is on my block, I was inspired by Ritva's beautiful Cup stitches- but these are not in the same class as hers. I am behind with my own block, the daylight has gone so tomorrow I hope to post it.
Swap Block- DYOB 2
Half Cretan with Bullion legs -Detached chains and French knots
with Buttonhole bars
Two rows facing with Zig-Zag chains across centre
Wheatear- another form of Chain stitch
Half Cretan with cross stitches
Top to bottom. Detached chain/Heavy/ Alternate Barred/Rosette/Chain/Butterfly- knotted/Feather /Triple/Open/Barred with detached chains
Buttonhole bars and Chain stitch
on the Swap block

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Margreet's Chain stitches.

My Cup Stitch

I have a few stitches to share, my raised cup stitch
and my button hole stitch...

here is my raised cup stitch,
I need to add small beads in the center

here is my button hole stitch

and my swap block in its beginning stages

so happy to be caught up now
Happy Stitchin

Friday, May 13, 2011

DYOB - #2 - Seam 1

Here's my first seam on the new block.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Swap block. Buttonhole Bars with pistil stitches and below are Up and Down Buttonhole and Detached Buttonhole flowers.
My block
I experimented with the Buttonhole Bar around a shisha mirror
and made some baskets also

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Deb's Blocks

Not sure which I will keep and which
I will swap, at this point.
On with  the Buttonhole Stitch!