Annies Crazy World

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October 2008
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Twin Stockings_12 and My Band Sampler 121 – Details 801 and 802 October 30th, 2008

Feather Stitch with silk ribbon straight stitchesFeather Stitch with silk ribbon straight stitchesThis seam is Feather Stitch with a second stitch on each stitch to form V shapes…The V Shapes are filled with a silk ribbon straight stitch with the needle being put down through the ribbon but not pulled tight so that the ribbon just starts to roll on the end.

how to add an extra branch to feather stitch

Happy Birthday To Me October 29th, 2008

Mine is the 3rd birthday I have blogged this month and that is less than half of my families October births.

I had a lovely afternoon visiting Sharon after which, with my niece, I mixed up a batch of cement for my castle (there is a castle update in the draft copy), I have been told how to mix it from the cement powder and sand rather than the premixed bags I have been buying and I just wanted to do a batch to see if it would work for me and it did.

tools for my duel passionsI also spent a lot of time on the phone with family and friends. The image is my present from a friend who knows me well, knows that it is a long time since I had a pair of dressmaking sized scissors, it is ridicules to be cutting fabric with tiny scissors but whenever I do visit the Scissor Man, it is always the new embroidery scissors that I leave with…Maybe now that I have the proper scissors for the job, my embroidery scissors will stay sharp longer but I now have no excuse for not making the new curtains for my lounge…And with the scissors, a transplanting trowel, just the best tool for getting long rooted weeds out of the garden.

Twin Stockings 11 – A very tiny addition October 28th, 2008

Angel on book coverI love it when I can Hide things within my crazy quilting, when well hidden most people wont even see them but I like the idea that they are there for the very observant to find…This very tiny angel has hidden away very nicely fitting into the printed oval on one of the books.

Sweet Peas October 25th, 2008

Sweet PeasIt has been a BEAUTIFUL Spring day and I spent most of it in the garden.

The photo is some of the Sweet Peas that I planted and recorded on my sampler on St Patricks day.

Twin Stockings_10 and My Band Sampler 120 – Details 799 and 800 October 24th, 2008

Up and Down Buttonhole StitchThis is another variation of Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch which I have stitched with a Ribbon Floss…Only half a row of this variation on my sampler because that is all the ribbon floss that I had left.

Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

Twin Stockings_09 and My Band Sampler 119 – Detail 798 October 23rd, 2008

Fabric Christmas StampFabric Christmas StampI have this fabric, with USA Christmas stamps on it, from a swap years ago and the stamps are just perfect for helping me make the 2 stockings visually different, I have put the cream backed stamp at the bottom of the cream music fabric to visually increase the size of the cream patch at the same time I have been reduceing the size of the cream patch on the other stocking…The green backed stamp I have put on the green star patch where it keeps the patch green but reduces the intensity of the stars…The red reindeer button matches with the same button on one of the other stockings and I have added a sun button above the train which pairs with the moon charm on another of the stockings.

Twin Stockings in progress

Twin Stockings_08 and My Band Sampler 118 – Details 796 to 797 October 21st, 2008

scrunched ribbon with beads

Scrunched Ribbon with Beads…I took the sampler photo when it was only half beaded so that you can see how I tack the ribbon on roughly and then go back over and bead it into shape.

Scrunched Ribbon with Beads

Twin Stockings_07 and My Band Sampler 117 – Details 794 to 795 October 20th, 2008

Up and Down buttonhole stitch

Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch is a stitch that I use frequently since Sharon introduced me to it about the same time that I was making the first 4 stockings, it is a versatile stitch, has a nice flow to it and can be further dressed up with beads.

Up and down buttonhole seam

Twin Stockings_06 and My Band Sampler 116 – Details 791 to 793 October 19th, 2008

Book and ribbonBook and ribbon 02

The inspiration for this seam treatment comes from the ribbon printed on the fabric, I love how it interacts with the fabric patch, and on my sampler I love the line it forms even without the fabric…I so loved this seam that I decided that it had to go on the second stocking too.

Book and ribbon 03

Twin Stockings_05 and My Band Sampler 115 – Details 790 October 18th, 2008

This seam is a Buttonhole stitch variation and is already on my sampler.

Buttonhole stitch with beads