Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Quick Post

I just have a couple of quick things to show.

First is my ATC for TAST week 27 which was the Bullion Knot. The round things are my poor attempt at roses using this stitch. As the saying goes, practice, practice, practice. By the way, I am still behind on these as week 30 is upon us now.

A couple of weeks ago Lynda offered up a bunch of postcards for swapping. You can see what I received from her here. This is what I sent her in return. I decided to stitch out one of the many commercial embroidery designs that I have.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

UFO finished

I have finally finished one of the dozen or so UFO’s that are laying around. I started this back in February. I completed the bottom and laid it aside. I worked on the lid off and on and I finally finished the final stitching on it last night.

I fused a piece of mottled wine fabric on the front of a piece of timtex and a piece of wine colored felt on the back side. I then sponged on Jacquard Metallic Bronze and Stewart Gill Metallica-Secret Garden.

Next I mixed each of the two colors into some white puff paint and stamped these images on the square.

The paint did not puff up as much as I had hoped. I then proceeded to free motion stitch the designs using Sulky metallic thread. This was a pain because the pressure foot was sort of dragging because of the rubbery paint.

This square was then cut up into four smaller squares and I stitched around all the edges. These were then stitched to the ends and front and back of the box and then the corners of the box were stitched close.

I did the same thing for the motif on the box lid only using a different stamp for that image.

I intend to use this to hold all of the wonderful postcards I expect to receive when my birthday rolls around in September.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

More TAST ATC's and a Postcard

Where is this year going? I can’t believe we are already into the second week of July. DH was off for a few days with last weeks’ holiday and so I haven’t been able to do much in the way of creating anything.

I have managed to get a couple more TAST ATC’s done.

This one is for week 22 which was the satin stitch.

I have already shown week 23 (wheatear stitch). This is for week 24 which was french knots.

Including this weeks’ stitch (which I haven’t checked to see what it is as of yet) I am still 4 weeks behind.

Lynda, also known as Purple Missus, made a whole bunch of postcards and offered them up for a swap. This is the one I received. The color in the photo is a bit lighter than the actual card. It has an antique bronze color and isn’t that texture great? I haven’t finished mine for her as of yet.