Thursday, April 12, 2007

TAST: Oyster Stitch and a Confession

I freely admit I was dreading this stitch. I figured it was coming and I wasn’t looking forward to it at all. I actually groaned when I found out it was this week's TAST challenge. I had tried it before when Sharon featured it in the 100 details – but it took me forever to work it out (I’m not even sure if I did it correctly) – and I thought if I never made another oyster stitch it would be too soon! However, this time I tried it and fell in love with it. I had so much fun playing with this little (2 ½”x 3 ½”) sampler! I found clear, illustrated instructions for the stitch (on page 66) in Judith Baker Montano’s gorgeous book, Floral Stitches.

I am currently enrolled in Susan Sorrell’s Doodling Designs class (because I always learn so much from Susan!) and in Carol Murphy’s Easy Blitz of Glitz (because I wanted an excuse to play with twinkling H2Os!). So I need to get my rear in gear…

7 comments:

Micki said...

Ooh it's beautiful. Now I will have to be sure and give it a try, when I get caught up. I'm running behind with these.

Micki said...

Me again.
You always have the prettiest backgrounds for your pieces. When I try for something like this, it just looks blocked and muddy. I can never get them to just flow together.

Pat said...

This piece is great, you give me hope, still battling with this one!!

kay susan said...

Conni, your samples are always so beautifully composed! I love the colours in this one. I still haven't tried this stitch - its been a busy week, and I need to concentrate on this one!

Jacqui said...

thanks for the comment on my herringbone at Flickr. Looking at previous pics of your work I am pretty sure I will like your work ....lots.

I am doing the SS doodle class as well. Finding it hard to doodle but getting there. Just waiting for the timtex to dry, think I went overboard with the wetting!

MargaretR said...

nenAll your stitches are lovely. I must catch up with mine soon.

annetteb said...

For someone who was dreading this stitch you've done a great job. Annetteb