Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TAST Week 39

This week's TAST is the Knotted buttonhole stitch. Pretty easy, but I just don't have time for anything more complicated than just the regular stitch this week. But, of course, I had to add a bead to it!

I added the bead before wrapping the thread around the two 'spokes' of the buttonhole stitch and then the bead got secured with the knot.

I won't be doing the TAST next week and will probably be doubling up on it the week after, doing 40 and 41 together.



Thursday, September 20, 2012

TAST Week 38

Just enough so I can say I did it!

This week's TAST is the Drizzle stitch. Trusty Mary Corbet of Needle 'n Thread made it much, much easier with her video

After I made two curls, I decided to try putting on a bead. For that, I needed to thread a second needle in order to get the bead on top, and then unthread it and thread the original needle to finish the stitch. But it's more interesting/less boring that way. 



Thursday, September 13, 2012

And the winner is!

Gill from the U.K.! Please send me your mailing info, Gill, and I will prepare your winnings to send out. Congrats!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TAST Week 37

Back on schedule with the TAST, here is this week's, the Pistil stitch. I love French knots (Week 16), so how can I not love the pistil stitch. I actually don't remember ever having used it before and it was fun and interesting to do. It is one of the stitches that Laura Wasilowski uses a lot and she has a video on how she does it. Here is one of Laura's posts where she shows it and here's another one.

My next post will be about the winner of the giveaway on my previous post. Sometime later today. So, if you're interested, you can still enter. There are very few entries, so the odds are very good! 



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Giveaway - Magazine and embellishments

Remember I was in a blog tour with a giveaway a few months ago for Cheryl Lynch's book, Sew Embellished?

Remember I wrote about when Cheryl came to visit? When we were together, Cheryl was at the end of her trip and gave me a couple of magazines that she was finished reading. One of them was the February issue of The Quilt Life, which includes two articles that she wrote. I subscribe to The Quilt Life, but get it much later because I have it sent to a U.S. address. 

Now that a traveler brought me a bunch of magazines in a suitcase, I am able to give away my duplicate copy of the magazine! Along with the magazine, I will throw in some one yard lengths of some fancy yarns that are good to use for embellishing and a cutting from a very glittery top that I picked up in a thrift shop last night.  

This week Cheryl and her husband are celebrating their birthday with a giveaway of a little quilted birthday cake that Cheryl made. So, to enter my giveaway for the magazine, yarn and glittery fabric, you must leave a comment on this post telling me that you went to Cheryl's blog and entered her giveaway, too, which included becoming a follower of her blog. I will draw the winner sometime next Wednesday, the 12th.

Cheryl's cake - isn't it cute?!
To be eligible, there must also be a way for me to contact you. This means that  if you are a no-reply blogger (no email in your profile) you must leave your email address in the comment.