Saturday, December 22, 2007

200th Post and the last TAST stitches.

Well we are finally at the end of the TAST Challenge and I must say I am sad that it is over- but I am also looking forward to the Take it Further challenge that Sharon is holding next year.
This week we were given the last 2 stitches because next week Tuesday is on Christmas day.
And how appropriate it is to have my 200th post with the last 2 TAST stitches- seeing as I only started a blog because of the TAST challenge.
I have met some wonderful people in this time and formed great friendships with many of them and this would not have been possible but for this challenge and Sharon encouraging me to start a blog.
Enough said about that -here are the last 2 stitches--week 51 is Chained Bar stitch (the bottom photo) and week 52 is Spanish Feather stitch.

Spanish Feather stitch is a twisted chain stitch worked in the style of Feather stitch criss- crossing from side to side.
I loved doing this stitch but in the beginning I found it hard to keep it straight- and I had to unpick it a couple of times and I ended up drawing two lines so that I could stay within the boundaries.
I can see me using this stitch again.

Chained Bar is worked over a foundation of straight stitches and the chain is then criss-crossed over them.
I found this a bit awkward to work over the threads so I tried stitching over a narrow ribbon because I saw that someone else had done it (but I can't remember who) and I found this much easier to work over.


Dianne said...

200th post- wow!!! I remember your very first one...... Well done on TAST - fantastic!!

Fran├žoise said...

Congratulations on your 200th post, and on completing the TAST challenge!

Penny said...

Your stitches look great Doreen and wow up to your 200th blog well done. i look foreward to lots more.
Having a reat relaxing time on the Island finally catching up on some sleep.

Ati. Norway. said...

Your stitches are very good Doreen! Congratulations, you did them all.
I hope to see you next year to, with the new challenge.
p.s. the ribbon that was me :-))
Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and creative new year!

Julie H said...

Congratulations on the 200 posts, I enjoy your friendly blog enormously.