MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

TUSAL and stitching

I'm a couple of days late with my TUSAL post for this month (what else is new!!).  The really eagle-eyed amongst you might have noticed that I didn't do one last month at all.  Well - that was because there wasn't even one little ORT in my monthly pile.  Yikes....a whole month without stitching...what's this world coming to?  To be fair though, I was away for two of those weeks.

Here's what I accumulated last month...


Those of you who are keeping your ORTS and wondering what 
they might be used for, have a look HERE.  

Below is one of the seams I stitched this afternoon. 
It's two rows of 'Eskimo Edging Stitch'
and I found the instructions in the book
'Embroidery Stitches' by Mary Webb.

The seam below is pretty simple - a double row of buttonhole
stitch, which I laced with another colour of thread and 
then added french knots.
The button is pretty self-explanatory!

3 comments:

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Deb! I'm loving your crazy quilting. Such pretty stitching!...People think up such cool things, don't they? I'd never think of making fabric out of snippets of thread. That's so clever! I hope you're able to find lots of time this month for your lovely stitching! xo

Cyra said...

Love your Eskimo stitch seam. I dont think I've come across that one before.
I use my orts for embellising in a similar way shown in your link, I use vliesofix instead of the water soluble stuff.

Beedeebabee said...

I'm loving your crazy quilting!! Such pretty stitching!...People think up such cool things, don't they? I'd never think of making fabric out of snippets of thread. That's so clever! I hope you're able to find lots of time this month for your lovely stitching! xo