TAST Week 7: Detached Chain (Lazy Daisy)

I already did the Week 7 stitch – detached chain – by accident. However, I found this little flower piece of felt and decided to take it further.

My inspiration was this book “The Stitches of Creative Embroidery” – I have NO idea where I found it, but it has the most wonderful stitch combinations in it – an example – and where I got my ideas:

Aren’t those fantastic? I wanted to keep stitching after seeing those! Maybe I’ll use a few more ideas in the next area! I think most of those would be amazing with beads, wouldn’t they?

Not to be too focused, I’m also still working on my sheep applique quilt – the quilting isn’t awesome, but I’m still a “newbie” when it comes to machine sewing. I’m learning as I go along!  The wool is fun, but a bit different to work with and then I’m going to hand  quilt the final thing – so we’ll see how that goes! 🙂

I’ve been obsessively reading this week, finished Wuthering Heights, then read 2 more books over 3 days – now I’m reading a 3rd.  Hopefully today will be as productive, but I have some cafe curtains for the kitchen I’ve been meaning to get around to. I wish there were more hours in a day – don’t you?


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  1. Deborah

    I found that book in the library & kept it checked out as long as I could. I liked it, too. Your flower is lovely! You know, I have been so wrapped up in this CQ/TAST thing that I’ve been unable to finish a book in weeks. It’s very frustrating because I try to settle down at night & read but promptly fall asleep. I wish there were more hours in the day AND that I could stay awake to enjoy them!

  2. mary-frances

    I know! I adore reading – it’s amazing how I squeeze it between everything else!

    Love this book! It’s fabulous!

  3. Suztats

    Love the sheep! I haven’t had the time to read lately, and I used to devour books, reading 4 or 5 in a week on a regular basis. I guess I’ll get back to it one of these days…….

  4. Susan

    I, too, love the sheep. I already commented on the Tuesday Stitchers site about the CQ. =) I’m loving your sheep quilt. Books! I love ’em and that’s why I got my Kindle. It’s in a leather cover, so it holds like a book, and I don’t even notice the “page turning” now. Story drags me in, and nothing can get me back out! Wuthering Heights was a good one, but I like Jane Eyre better. Both good, though! I read them side by side with Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca and they are all intertwined in my brain!

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