I need a Time Machine. Can anyone help with that?
Truly, with all the frenzy that my life has become (and I guess I wouldn’t change a thing - not even with a Time Machine), I have managed to get in a bit of stitching. I am currently working on my June CQJP, about half done, but realized today that I had not posted my May block yet.
Without further ado, here it is:
You may remember that I am making twelve black blocks to frame a vintage needlepoint piece I have. My goal was to keep it primarily seamwork, but as I begin piecing the blocks to the design board, I am realizing that the vacant corners create a lot of black space that will have to be addressed later. So, no large vacant areas this time. :-)
I am weeks and weeks behind in TAST, but I am keeping a list of them and checking them off as I go. This May block included the following stitches:
Week 14 Satin Stitch (flower I stitched in too-large thread, but oh well).
Week 15 Stem Stitch (the vine in upper left)
Week 16 French knots
Week 17 Wheatear Stitch (seam diagonally meeting silk ribbon)
Week 20 Bullion knot stitch (the flowers in upper left).
I tried doing the Knotted Cretan, but mine sure looked different than everyone else’s. Surprise, surprise, I must be doing it wrong. After losing my temper over it, I decided I would wait until the June block to do it. And today is the 24th, so I can’t put THAT off too much longer!
This is how the first five blocks look with the needlepoint. It is just pinned for now. Do you think that silk ribbon trail in the May block is too heavy? The June block is missing from the design board (lower left) because I am working on it.
Back to stitching. Oh! And watch for an announcement on Wednesday about my Etsy Shop. My second anniversary is coming up and we can all celebrate together! :-)