TAST 40 & 39

I have been working on a piece that includes a piece of vintage silk (specifically, a piece of lining from a vintage silk haori – a Japanese short “coat” worn over a kimono), shown here with TAST week #40’s Beaded Hedebo Edge – this was a new stitch for me, and creates a pretty “ruffle” like row. The instructions for this stitch may be found here on pintangle.

The silk reminds me of  charmeuse; this is worked in pearl cotton 8, with little pearl beads……

On the same piece I have worked some patchwork of print cotton…

to which I added week #39’s stitch, Knotted Buttonhole Stitch…. a new stitch for me, and I like it very much….

The stitch was worked in coton a broder, and I had already added the running stitch which you see at the top of the knotted buttonhole stitches – I like them together :)

Come and join along with TAST, you will learn new stitches, and meet others who are stitching along too – no pressure, but great opportunities for learning, creating and gathering wonderful information from experienced and gifted embroiderers!

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 corinthians 5:21
He did that for you – your part is accepting on His terms


12 years ago someone took the time to leave a tract, which I found, that explained the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
 I read it… I then looked  up all the statements in a Bible to see if it was true….it was and is. That was exactly when life began – when I confessed my sins to God, turned from them, to Him, and asked Jesus to be my Lord and Saviour – because He paid for all my sins – I could never pay, nor can anyone else – He did it all.  He alone is Saviour.

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Web Secrets – TAST 37

stronger than Kevlar

This week’s TAST stitch is the Pistil stitch – and it reminded me of……..

a spider’s web –  so I stitched this little piece using the pistil stitch for every part – the twigs and little buds too…..

Real spider’s webs are incredible, and amazing –  and  spiders, capable of such astounding chemical and scientific processes, did not evolve from slime …any more than my stitching did.
They were created and designed :)

Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, [unto thee] do we give thanks: for [that] thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. Psalm 75:1

the Pistil Stitch is one of many stitches I have learned by participating in the Take A Stitch Tuesday Challenge, hosted by sharon b. at pintangle  It is great for all levels of embroiderers, even beginners (like me )! So come along!

and thank you for visiting!

TAST 34 (&33)

Week 34 of Take A Stitch Tuesday, is the Linked Double Chain Stitch …a combination of chain stitch and twisted chain stitch……….

 start with two chain stitches, then a twisted chain at the bottom……….

this is the first time embroidering this stitch,  and it reminded me of

…the little paw pads on rabbit’s paws. :)

          I did a row of Pekinese stitch (week 33) as well to catch up .

TAST challenge/ pintangle

                        linked double chain on the left; pekinese on the right.
                   come follow along! and, no, I am not leading you down a rabbit trail…you will learn a new stitch a week, and be encouraged……whether you stitch or not :)

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day. 
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; 
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal2 corinthians 4:16-18

Stars – TAST week 31

Algerian Eye Stitch for TAST 31

 The algerian eye stitch looks like a star…..so I made a few stars in the sky and added…

some drizzle stitches and a bullion knot, as comets….to the little contemporary embroidery snippet for Take a Stitch Tuesday.
Thank you to ThreadsandPatches for the inspiration for the drizzle stitch. Algerian Knot, Bullion Knot and Drizzle Stitch instructions are in Sharon B’s Stitch Dictionary

Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
job 22:12

little sampler stitched TAST week 31on 32ct white jobelin, pearl cotton 5 and 8

Take a Stitch Tuesday 29

Hooray! got the early jump on the lovely Basque Stitch for this week, and am so excited I actually stitched…a peacock!  I am progressing :)  This stitch seemed hard, but after practicing, I really liked working it.  This is part of  Take a stitch Tuesday; you can find all the details, and even how to do the stitches, here at Sharon’s’ pintangle

come and join along!  newbies are welcome! (like me – I was certainly welcomed!!)

turquoise dmc floss, overdyed pearl cotton, therainbowgirl

Palestrina..and catching up!

Palestrina knot for TAST week 26

The Palestrina knot took me many tries to figure out…but once I kept at it, it is a favorite now. In these soft pearl cottons, it looks like frosting (doesn’t really convey the frosting look in the photos…)
I enjoyed it so much, I added it to another project I am working on:

the cherry color, and the gingerbread color look like frosting (to me).

And….I have been catching up with TAST!  here are my beginner workings of weeks 1 – 12 :

Take A Stitch

Cable Chain Stitch for TAST week 25

This is the first sampling of stitches I have attempted for the Take A Stitch Tuesday Challenge, found on sharon b’s Pin Tangle blog.  This is for week 25,
Cable Chain Stitch.

three rows of cable chain stitch…

cable chain Bunny row …..

cable chain rows as “leaves” with bullion caterpillars….

I have some catching up to do- and am working at it!  But it is a lovely “adventure” to be participating in ……so many beautiful embroidery examples to look at, new blogs to explore, new friends to “meet”.  You do NOT have to be a great embroiderer to come along…as evidenced by my meager samplings :D  Come along, if you please!