Annies Crazy World

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    This is Annie Whitsed's Crazy World a world where I stitch the joys and chaos of life into beautifull crazy quilts. email
April 2007
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TAST Week 15 Oyster Stitich – Details 234 and 235 April 11th, 2007

oyster stitch in the visual journalI like Oyster Stitch but when I sat down with my visual journal I found that my mind was playing with ‘Oysters’ instead of the stitch, did you know that Australia has a BIG Oyster, not one of the better big things lol, I will have to get another block for mum’s quilt pieced so that I can combine the stitch with the memories, the Big Prawn referred to in the link to the big oyster is in my home town where mum still lives.

Back to Oyster stitch, I did use it one one seam today, a simple zig zag variation which I have left unbeaded because it will probably end up as the background to a button cluster.

The other seam is buttonhole stitch done over herringbone stitch trimmed on one side with straight stitches and lace flowers.

oyster stitch and buttonholed herringbone

Humpty Dumpty is sitting on the wall April 11th, 2007

Humpty Dumpty is sitting on the wallI am glad that I decided to paint Humpty’s coat onto the shell, his legs provide just enough balance to let him sit upright and I love how he turned out…His arms, legs and hat are are made from cardboard and his bowtie is ribbon with thread wrapped around the centre.

I made the wall from the end of an egg carton lid, the side of the wall in the photo was supposed to be the back because I thought that the moulding of the egg carton would look out of place and the other side is nicely square but as it happens the back turned out better than the front.

When I first thought of doing a humpty egg I was going to paint him and then let him have a little fall and put him back together but once I started making him I realizes that I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to deliberatly crack him, just knowing that I could put him back together is enough.