Sunday, January 15, 2012

A new stitch for a new piece

I have been so inspired by all the stitchers work that I am seeing at Stitchin’ Fingers and with the TAST 2012 project, that I dream about beads, wake up in the wee hours thinking about embroidering, beads, crocheting, tatting, etc.

I visited Ina’s website because she has some great tutorials for using different stitches.  Her peacock really inspired me and I want to try that too, although not on this piece. 

Most of you know I love roses, and when I saw what she did with a buttonhole knot stitch to create roses I had to give them a try.  I made a practice one, then decided to add one to the piece I just started this morning. I’ve got to try the rose buds too and add them to this piece.

I wanted to embroider another heart so here is the start of this next project. I used the blanket stitch to tack it down to the background fabric. The drawn lines are there because I’m going to make this another sort of ‘crazy quilt’ design.  The heart size is about 3 1/4” by 4”.

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Here is a close-up of the rose and leaves. When I finished I was pleased and felt happy. Learning something new and having it come out half way decent is wonderful.

The size of the rose with leaves is 1 1/2” x 3/4”.

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That’s it for now. Time to think about fixing supper.  Already have the beef in the crockpot that smells wonderful. I’ll fix mashed potatoes and some fresh carrots cooked somehow. The bread machine made a loaf of oatmeal bread this morning so we’ll have a slice of that too.

Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady

15 comments:

Sissy said...

Such a Sweet Heart!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi FlowerLady,
I love what you've done on this so far! I had to laugh about you seeing stitches when your eyes are shut. I've been playing Snood, and have been seeing those silly things as I am drifting off to sleep. I am trying not to play too close to bed time.

Your meal sounds yummy! I need to get ready for bed soon, so won't be able to catch up here as far as I'd like to.

A Blessed New Year to you, too!

Gayle said...

I've said it many times before and I'll say it again...I am amazed at the detail of work so small. I can't imagine having hands that could do that!

Annie said...

I find that cooking sure does get in the way of fun stuff to do. I love roses too, as you know

gld said...

The rose is wonderful! Dinner sounds good too.

Country Life said...

Just ran across your blog, love the rose! Your blog is very interesting, I also use my crockpot and bread machine a lot! Always at least three projects going at the same time.
Have a good day :)
Kim

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

The rose is beautiful.
Wish I had your talent :)
Your meal sounds wonderful
wish I lived close....

Susan said...

Dinner sounds scrumptious and your needlepoint rose is adorable. Bloggers have so much to share.

GRACE PETERSON said...

Your meal sounds delish and your embroidery designs are lovely. The rose and leaves are so pretty. It does feel great to tackle something new, doesn't it?

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That is so pretty! I've just started trying embroidery again this fall/winter. I need to keep practicing my blanket stitch to get it as nice as yours!

John'aLee said...

Oh so sweet!

Nicki Lee said...

On a snowy snowy day here in Boston is is a joy to come visit your blog and see all your beautiful flowers!

Hope you are doing well - I see you are working on TAST - Me too! I decided to incoporate both the TAST and CQJP2012 into one porject and hope to have January's completed after week #4 on TAST.

Hugs!

Kit said...

Yay for a new technique! Looks great! Kit

Masha said...

I love the little rose, it looks wonderful! Maybe one day I can make one too. Thank you for the inspiration.

Darcie said...

Very, very pretty!!