June 23, 2012

Suz-TAST, CQJP & WIPs

Hi Everyone,
I found out today that I had been doing the cable chain incorrectly...err, I mean, in an alternate way....heheheh.......but I did some on my June CQJP in several spots. It's fun adding the TAST stitches to my CQ blocks.
french knots on flowers,
entwined by red stem stitch
row of green buttons and one sparkly one
cable chain in red on red
in green on green with a Stef Francis rayon
in green on white, too
all together, my June CQJP looks like this!





I'm pleased with the progress so far, but I think there's a bit more I want to add to this block









My WIPs
My StitchMAP basic CQ course has me adding some beady bling to my first needlebook (it's a gift for a friend)

This one I'll keep for myself
beading on the pin cushion

and Spidey showed up on the thread roll-up!
here's how the thread roll-up looks now, but coming up is a dragonfly.........
















Hope you've all had a wonderful week!
Hugs from Suz

21 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Your cable chain looks right to me, or am I missing something? I don't have the best eyesight, so that is possible. You have many nice seams but I find the crossed (pink) and what appears to be woven (lime green) treatment on your needlebook most interesting. How is that done? Lots of nice stitching again this week Suz.

ladyhawthorne said...

Your chains look great to me. Spidey turned out really nice too.....for a spider. I am still loving the tree area in the last photo.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Thanks Suz for all the eye candy. Your cable chain looks great all that twisting and turning. Such very pretty seam treatments on your thread roll-up, its going to be very beautiful and your friend is sure to love her beady bling needle book. Mr Spider is very lifelike in his web.

cq4fun said...

Spider looks great there! I love your barred chain stitching. You did a lot of it! I was doing it wrong to start, and actually took out about 6 stitches when I realized I missed the idea of a bar!

Suztats said...

Most of it is done correctly Connie, but if you look at the pic with the green stitches on white fabric, you'll see there is a problem, especially in the corner. I was repeating both steps to the cable chain instead of just doing step 1 followed by repeats of step 2. D'oh!
The woven lime is basically the woven picot stitch. I was doing it 'off the cuff' and didn't measure to make my squares (rectangles) the same size. I wasn't paying attention. cough. So then I just put pink crosses in between them. Kinda hoping to help hide the size differences. Did it work?...........lol

Suztats said...

I really had fun with that tree, and the birdy.

Suztats said...

Glad you liked it Carol! :-D

Suztats said...

I started it wrong, too. I repeated both steps instead of just repeating the second one.
Ah, the things I learn!

Suztats said...

Connie, I stitched 3 lines of equal length side by side, leaving a bit of room between them, and then I did weaving over-under-over all three lines. Not quite the woven picot stitch as I wrote earlier. This takes me back to paper strip weaving in school. :-)

Cy said...

Lots of lovely Cable chains on your block Suz. Glad you persevered with the stitch. Looks like the decorative paper-chains I used to make with my kids at Christmas, haha. It's a great addition to your block.
You've got some beautiful stitching on the needlebooks. Real treasures.
And I like the way have done Spidey's leg joints with the beads, and I just adore that birdy with all those tail feathers.

Debra Spincic said...

Such a fabulous spider!!

Yes, I would think the cable chain would be good for the garland effect for your Christmas blocks. I may have to get my Christmas blocks out again and look at them. I put them away when the TAST stitches didn't seem to suit them.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Have to chime in about the spider - he is fabulous.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Thanks Suz. I will have to stash that stitch into my memory bank to try one day. It is a very nice effect. I see the mistake now. Just add something over it if necessary. It really doesn't look that bad. You could add one of your adorable spiders ;-)

Suztats said...

Thanks Cy. It took me a while to decide to use those seed beads in the joints, but I think they work.
I hadn't thought of paper chains .....but I should--I made lots of those as a kid and with my kids.....good idea!

Suztats said...

Thanks Debra. Wait 'til you see the dragonfly-- I really like how it turned out!
You're right about the cable chain garland-- I hadn't even thought of that!

Suztats said...

:-D

Judy S. said...

Nice work, Suz. That's one impressive spider! I especially like your thread roll-up. How about a full photo of it?

Suztats said...

It's not quite finished yet.....this weekend I added a dragonfly and button cluster, and I'll post about it next reveal. I'll show a full pic of the roll-up, but I still have to finish it.......Thanks, Judy.

Barbara C said...

Yes, that's a fabulous spider! You got some great milage out of the cable chain stitch, your block looks so nice.

Suztats said...
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Suztats said...

Thanks Barbara! I think using the chain stitch in several places helped to tie the block together.