Friday, June 29, 2012

Latest Crocheted Piece

Hello Folks,

Here it is Friday in our part of the world.

Friday morning in fact, and I’ll be heading off to work shortly.

I found a pattern yesterday, several actually, designed by the same lady, who has given permission to all to use it, even to sell your creations using her pattern, you just can’t sell or claim credit for the pattern.


The first one I tried is a conch shell.

I used a fine thread and a size 13 or 14 hook.  It is 1 3/4”long by 1 1/8” wide by 3/4” high.

I love it and enjoyed creating it. 

I’m looking forward to making the other patterns too.

Hope to have them in my Etsy shop soon.







Happy Creating ~ FlowerLady Lorraine

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Latest ‘behind’ TAST 2012 stitches

Maybe I will get caught up this year. I am working on catching up though.  I completed two last week and started on a third, which is the satin stitch, which is a simple one but still takes time to putter with.

I hope to do a couple more this week.

The whipped wheel really had me stumped but then I got it and really love the stitch.  I ‘tried’ to make a shell using that stitch and it’s not that good at all.  I don’t know how to make the stitches look nice, unless you just go underneath and come back up at the other side to have it all look the same.  Anyway, it was/is a learning experience and I am grateful to Sharon for hosting this adventure.

Here is my rendition of a whipped wheel and broken shell.


Here is the barred and alternating barred stitch.


Now since it’s raining today I need to do some ‘home caring’, and maybe get some pieces listed on Etsy.  I am such a ‘procrastinator’.

Thank you for visiting. Thanks for encouragement and inspiration.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Friday, June 1, 2012

I did it! Hurray.

I found a lovely blog called Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials.  Her pictures are great and her explanations easy to understand.  So, I made my first little whipped wheel and I have a feeling this is going to be a favorite stitch now that I've got the hang of it. I've got more to do on this little sample, then I'll take a picture.

FlowerLady Lorraine

I need help

I am truly frustrated with the whipped wheel stitch for TAST.  I'm way behind and this one stitch has had me stumped for quite sometime now.  I'm discouraged.  I've  looked at you tubes and none were the whipped stitch.  I looked at Sharon's page of instructions and couldn't figure out the stitch that way either.

Can someone please HELP me with this?

If these are only the basic stitches, then I'm lost already.  I had trouble with a couple of other 'simple' stitches in the beginning and told my DH that I would never try using those stitches in any projects. Some stitches I can get right away, others, forget it.

I'm going to try the next stitch before I break down in frustrated tears. :-)