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Friday, September 12, 2008

An afternoon of stitch

I managed to get a whole afternoon to stitch and I made the most of it! You will notice I removed that seam I heartily disliked and replaced it with an algerian eye stitch. Below that is a double row of cretan stitch. Below that, between the pink and dark blue fabrics, are three Renaissance stitches (from the A-Z of Embroidery Stitches book 2). Beside that, I used a gold metallic thread to do a seam in sorbello stitch (also from the A-Z book). I loved that treatment, but I'm not sure if it's because I like the stitch or the fact that it was done in something SPARKLY!! To the right of the flowered patch I did an alternating blanket stitch. Below that is a row of blanket stitch, straight stitches and beads.

I attempted a double row of arrowhead stitches just above the clump of off white beads & sequins. I'm not so sure about that particular seam because the underlying stitches don't seem to show. It might not stay.

The final two areas I worked on were on the bottom left...a wheatear variation, highlighted with beads on the seam and, above that a fly stitch circle on that short bit of seam.

Whew! I love having a whole afternoon to just stitch!


  1. the very bottom left seam treatment is wondrful. I love the alteranting of beads with stitches, gives it a very alive feeling for me...

  2. Looks great MA--could you do mine for me please--pretty please I haven't got time.

  3. I am very impressed with your crazy quilting. All that hand sewing.

  4. I agree - its lovely to have a whole afternoon just stitching!

  5. i like what the buttons do to your block.
    thanks for the fractal link of some posts above

    neki desu


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