A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

More seam treatments...





Straight stitches (pink); fly stitches (light green); lazy daisies (darker green); cross stitches (yellow) further 'crossed' with straight stitches (orange).




Half cross stitches (black); woven with metallic thread (pink); and beads or French Knots.

And here's one of the filler sections on Block 6...

Next time I will show you more of the fillers and soon I will be starting into the final block (actually, in 'real time, I'm working on it now, but I'm a bit behind in my sharing with you).  

I also want to show you what arrived at my door yesterday....a box filled with absolutely gorgeous mohair yarn - all the way from Lithuania!  


I have been asked to make several items of baby clothing which our #2 son and daughter-in-love will use as props for their photography business.  This yarn is absolutely luxurious!!  Can't wait to start to play with it! 

- There's a great tutorial HERE for joining the first and last stitch when knitting the first row in the round.

- For those of you who have trouble counting rows in your knitting, perhaps you might find the tips HERE to be of value.  If you're wanting to learn to knit I see she also offers a free online class.

- I am in need of a larger system for storing my circular needles and of course I fell down the Pinterest rabbit hole in quest of ideas and came across THIS.  I'm not going to use it, but it certainly gives you pause for thought.  There are lots of ideas for needle storage HERE as well.  Back in 2011 I made myself a smaller storage case which I really liked and then I further re-vamped it to make it much roomier for a gift for a friend.  Of course, being of not sound mind, I didn't keep the pattern I used for the small one and since I cobbled the large one together I don't know if I can repeat it.  Duh!  Anyway, if you want to see what I'm rabbiting on about go HERE

Today your quote is about knitting and comes from Melanie Falick...."In a ball of yarn is the potential to make a dream that you have come true".



 

7 comments:

Christine B. said...

More beautiful stitching Mary Anne and have fun with that gorgeous yarn! Christine x

Deepa said...

That's beautiful yarn!! Is there a price difference when ordering from Lithuania? Love the blog cover pic.Wondering with which stitch are those pink roses(?)on right side made of?

Createology said...

Very sweet new banner dear. Lovely seam treatments. That mohair yarn looks divine and how fun for you to knit items for their photography business, Happy Knitting...

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love your seam treatments. Like your new header although I am partial to your last on.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Lovely new seams. I look forward to seeing your filler motifs.
xx, Carol

Kim said...

Oh, goody good gum drops, the finish is nigh!! Pretty seam treatments!!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

That yarn must feel so soft. I like using bits of mohair in the Fibre Lace Scarves I make. It makes a great filler. You have been busy stitching up a storm. Thanks for showing the patterns you use.