Thursday, 20 December 2012

TAST2012 - Week 51

Then end of the year is a busy time. We all seem to have a lot to do. Many will want to spend time with family and friends. All sorts of businesses and schools have a Winter or Christmas vacation and 'TAST School' is out, too. 
I therefore take this opportunity to wish you all a 


and look forward to seeing lots of wonderful TAST stitches again in 2013.

I truly enjoyed using this stitch but it was a bit of a hurdle to 'get it'. Usually I check my various embroidery books and stitch dictionaries to learn variations, look for an easy graph to follow and see if there is a name of the stitch in other languages. 

In this case I found instructions for 
a) working from top to bottom, i.e. stitching towards you, 
b) stitching in the opposite direction (Japanese Totsuka) but I thought it very hard to work away from me, and finally
c) going from right to left. Here I found a good flow and worked quickly (but not very neatly).

This is definitely a stitch I will use again, and again.

To all fellow TAST members, and especially to Sharon, THANK YOU for making 2012 such a wonderful year for Queeniepatch.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful Queenie! Thank you for motivating me by all your wonderful work.Will see you soon on TAST 2013.
    Season's greetings to you and family.

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  2. All the best to you and your family, too. See you soon!

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  3. good to see so many have completed the tast, I am behind not done one since arrowhead but will try and finish them sometime.

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  4. Happy Holiday to you look forward to your blog next 2013.

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  5. Beautiful. Nice idea for the correct occation. I enjoy all the stitches in your blog. I found difficult in posting comment in your blog. Otherwise i used to see and enjoy all your work.
    Really happy holiday.
    viji

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  6. Oh, this is really pretty! You used a beautiful variegated thread.
    A Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  7. A gorgeous finish of the last TAST stitch for this year. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a healthy and creative 2013.

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  8. Another pretty sample. Happy holydays to you, I'm waiting to see your blog for 2013 Tast.

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  9. So beautiful, Queenie! I also like the stitch.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful embroideries!
    Take care, stay healthy! Looking forward to meet you in 20131
    I wish you and your family Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!1

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