June 25, 2013

Cy ~ "Embroidery of CHANCE" & TAST

I have had another very productive long weekend away at our proposed new home site, and my sofa at home currently looks like this with loads of different house plans and ideas that we are "trying on" for size. I've got to make sure I can fit everyone and everything in. 
It's a very exciting time (but I'm sure it will get more stressful the closer we get to the actual build). At the moment we are in designing mode, and I'm in my element there.

 I have actually managed to get some TAST stitches done on my 
 Embroidery of CHANCE  this week.

The pale pink at the bottom is the Bullion Buttonhole Stitch.
(sorry the pic is a bit blurred)

Some Buttonhole Wheels in a variegated pink/green thread.

This next one is a funny little stitch called the Crested Chain Stitch.
It is meant to have a nice braided effect when worked evenly, but my 'roll of the DICE' called for "irregular stitch", and so I ended up with a happy frilly looking thing. I love how I don't have control over what I stitch on this project. I get so many lovely surprises along the way.

And here is another TAST stitch called Slipped Detached Chain Stitch.
(I think it looks like a row of palm trees on a desert island)

And a photo of the whole of this Chance piece so far, with "roll of the dice" telling me to use: lace, wool, braiding, irregular stitch, couching, and some other things as well that are yet to be applied to this piece.

Ok, back to the drawing board for me now.

Happy Stitching


Debra Spincic said...

This approach suits you so well; love it!

About those house plans--is one page your studio plans and the other the house plans???

Cyra said...

With everything I want (need) in the studio it will end up twice the size of the actual house, lol.

Debra Spincic said...

and that's a problem?

Suztats said...

Your "embroidery by chance" is so very interesting, and I really like what you've done! I could see this style of stitching on a wrapping cloth......hmmmm.......
Isn't it fun looking through plans? Dh and I couldn't find any we liked, so we ended up drawing our own house plans.....
Wishing you luck finding something that's a perfect fit!

Cyra said...

Yes we are not finding a house plan that suits us either, so I am re-arranging and modifying designs to suit how I want rooms & spaces to be. Good fun.
This chance embroidery is perfect for me at the moment as I dont have to think about what to do next on it. It's a 'no brainer' alright.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

should be very interesting, both the house and the embroidery!

Judy S. said...

What a fun piece. I love the palm trees! Enjoy the house designing too!

ladyhawthorne said...

Now you've done it, I have to find a place to do some of those palm trees!

Barbara C said...

Your stitches have a wonderful organic feel: like part of an underwater scene: just lovely.