I've not got much to show this week.
The days have just disappeared too quick and I've also been having problems with my long-suffering shoulder injuries again, but I'm in denial over that because I really cannot be doing with THAT major surgery again. Positive thinking will make it go away, right?
So here is my TAST Bonnet Stitch for this week. Worked on a square of my hand dyed linen that will be made into a stitch sampler book later.
These two rows are worked in different ways. The top row is with the first 'wrap' going OVER the bar then under it from right to left (as in Sharon's instructions)............. and the second row has the 'wrap' first going UNDER the bar from left to right before going over it (as in the link Debra gave us, and also in my old stitch encyclopedia).
Personally, I prefer the second method. This sample was stitched with no.12 Perle cotton (nice and chunky) and shows the stitch well.
This next pic is still the Bonnet stitch. An experiment to see if it would work around tight corners. Took a bit of concentration to get it to look even on all three sides. Almost got it right, but not quite, lol.
Pale blue 'candlewick' thread used.
The Bonnet Stitch did not inspire me to get creative, but that does not mean I don't like the stitch. I actually found it a rather therapeutic stitch to work, and I will be using it again perhaps with some experimental seam treatments on the crazy quilt.
Non-existent this week. I've not even got the naked block for July made. Hope to catch up during the week.
Sorry, I completely forgot to take photos of all 6 blocks that I've completed so far. I'll get it done for the next reveal hopefully (if my memory doesn't desert me again).
I have been watching a few crazy quilts progressing through the months, block by block, and I have been very impressed with how lace doily's have been incorporated in the blocks, so when I saw this pile of crochet, needlewoven, and tatted doily's in my local charity shop, I knew I had a future use for them. 19 in all and bought for peanuts.
And this Damask tablecloth...... have been added to my 'embellishing' stash.