International Hermit and Stitch Weekend
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I did some hand sewing, although not a lot. I wanted to embroider and embellish one cq block. Well I managed the embroidery. Took me all day. My own fault. I fell and hurt my sewing hand last Sunday. I could only sew about three stitches before I had to rest my hand. This is what I managed to sew.
As to applique, I am sewing The 1857 Album Quilt from the Sentimental Stitches blog. This block took me hours to make because of my hand. My hand just would not co-operate. Had an X-ray today, have not heard back from the doctor. Don’t think it is broken but I think I badly bruised it.
Happy Sewing Hugs,
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I don’t own montees so I substituted using three seed beads. I also felt the lazy daisy needed a little cheering up so I added a seed bead to them. The thread is Frosty Rays by RG. IT seems to be a tube mesh with glittery thread inside the mesh tube.
I love using a lot of extra things to embellish stitches. This design uses lots of extras.
I really enjoyed sewing stitch 3. Stitch three included using silk thread. I choose to sew three French Knots instead of the one French Knot shown in the diagram.
This stitch challenged me. I am good at feather stitch when the stitch is a basic stitch. The curved stitch with the extending lines on one side…..trying to make them the same size is daunting. After a few tries I am happy with the results.
This is my year to finish projects. No new UFO’s for me. I should not surf the web. That is dangerous for me. I found a facebook crazy quilt challenge. The FB page is called Joyful Embellishments. I was not to start new projects but the lady running the fb page is telling you which stitch to stitch and how to embellishment it. I am hoping this will help me with my cq creativity. I am a few days behind but I hope that on the weekends I will be able to catch up. Stitch 1, Feather stitch and lazy daisy. My problem that I have now is: I want to add more embellishments to this. Probably will once I get caught up to the current stitch.
Feather Stitch or Chain Stitch – Double
In Sharon B’s Stitch directory the above stitch is called Closed Feather Stitch. I also found this stitch in “A to Z of Embroidery Stitches 2” book on page42, called Chain Stitch – Double. What ever you want to call this stitch, I enjoyed sewing this stitch.
Again in the A to Z book on page 48, I found the Chained Feather Stitch. As I was stitching this stitch, I tried to think how to embellish the stitch. Could not come up with a way to embellish so I decided to rip it out and I changed the closed end of the stitch to an open end, also gave the thread a twist. The above picture is what I ended up with. I can see lots of embellishing possibilities now.
Now I will probably surprise myself with what else I do to this block. I know alot of people work from a plan but I am not structured enough to do that. I just pick up my blocks and sew. I keep sewing till it looks good to me.