September 15, 2012

Suz- TAST-CQJP-WIPs

Hey! I'm back for a little while, until our daughter and family return from a bit of touring.
So, I had some time to stitch a little. Yay!


TAST
the sheaf stitch
the pistil stitch is couching down a piece of pink velvet ribbon
both stitches are on my Jewel block

I'm hoping to have this all finished before our daughter and family head home to Australia
gee, I better get stitching! There are too many bare seams!













CQJP
September block looks like this, so far:-





















I've finished Jewel's dress!



















The stockings for the 'Silver' swap have been received by the swap moderator. I was so pleased with how they look!





You can see more pics on my blog
Hugs from Suz

19 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

You must be staying up late after everyone goes to sleep to get this much done! Wowzers.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I absolutely love your pistil stitch over ribbon, it's going to be a Jewel of a block! Recipients of those Christmas stockings are sure to be delighted and Jewel in her dress will be a little stunner.

ladyhawthorne said...

Jewel's block is just gorgeous. I never was much of a pink person before a couple of years ago, now I really appreciate the color in all it's varieties. A wonderful girly block!

desertskyquilts said...

You've been doing great things. I love that little dress. The pistil stitch to hold down the ribbon looks just right, reminding me a little of the buttonhole stitch that goes up and down. Love those stockings!

Suztats said...

Quite often, daughter and Jewel would go to bed around 10, which left me an hour or so for stitching.

Suztats said...

I like the pistil over the ribbon, too, although I'm not sure just why it appeals to me. Thanks for the lovely comments!

Suztats said...

I wasn't into pink or lace until the last few years, either. Maybe I'm just enjoying the feminine colours and touches as I 'mature'?

Suztats said...

It's the first dress I've knit, so I'm pretty pleased that the front isn't hanging wonky, and the back isn't a different length! lol I almost kept a couple of the stockings for myself, but I figure I can always make some more, maybe, in my spare time. (what?!) ha ha

Judy S. said...

Wow, you've been very busy! All this with company no less! I love the little dress; it's a cute pattern. I never would have thought to use the pistil stitch to couch with; it looks great. I like the way you pieced this month's block. Great stockings also, and your baby gift will be much loved.

Suztats said...

Thanks, Judy. It did take me about three weeks, though, to finish the WIPs and do a bit of stitching, so those few minutes a day do add up. I missed being able to stitch every day, though.

Debra Spincic said...

You can't keep a woman from her needle!

Barbara C said...

I also love the pistil stitch as couching: it makes for a bold look. Lovely.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Sweet little dress. Is this Suz on steroids~lol! My goodness girl, you are flying through things. I am going to have to steal your couching idea with the pistil stitch. It is fabuous!

Suztats said...

Steal away, Connie! Thanks.

Cy said...

An exquisite pink Jewel, in more ways than one, lol. She's adorable.
Your couched pistil stitch makes me think of glass baubles dangling and swaying in the breeze. Lovely.
Love that heart fabric and the pretty pastel flowers.
Lots of great eye candy this week Suz. Thanks for sharing it all.

Suztats said...

Thanks Cy! I see those glass baubles, too, now that you mention it. I think the pastel flowers is my fave material on this block. Wish I had a lot more of it...........

CarolynnS said...

OOOH! I love your Jewel block!! Pretty, pretty colors, and the velvet ribbon adds so much softness!

CarolynnS said...

OOOH! I love your Jewel block!! Pretty, pretty colors, and the velvet ribbon adds so much softness!

Peacock said...

I love the use of pistil stitch to couch down the velvet ribbon. Great textural contrast. I especially like the variation of length of the pistil stitch. For some odd reason the overall effect reminds me of a xylophone. Go figure.