Thursday, December 13, 2007

TAST Week 50 Berry Stitch

Berry stitch is the stitch for week 50 of TAST with only 2 more weeks to go.
I have really enjoyed doing the TAST challenge and have learned a lot of new stitches in the process.
I am also glad that I continued on week after week because I now have 2 wonderful A4 folders with all the instructions and samples for every stitch so far.
I want to thank Sharon for all the effort she has put into this challenge to make it the success that it has been and also congratulate the survivors who have seen it out until the (almost) end.
Well done everyone.
So onto this weeks stitch--Berry Stitch.
This stitch has great possibilities especially in Crazy Patchwork where butterflies and flowers can be worked without too much effort.
In my sample I have used hand dyed silk ribbon--the flower is worked in 4mm wide ribbon and the butterfly in 7mm silk ribbon
I also managed to get in last weeks Pistil stitch in the butterflies feelers-a french knot in the centre of the flower and some running stitch for the butterflies trail.

Sharon is having another one next year called the "Take it Further Challenge" and if you would like to participate then click on the link to her name above and it will take you to the direct page.

Trust me you won't regret it.


Penny said...

Gosh Doreen you are ahead of me this week, I havent even thought about it yet. But I do have the Christmas decorations up!

Ati. Norway. said...

Hi, I like your idea of the butterfly in this stitch, so easy and so neat :)

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Doreen - it seems ages since I last visited, and has taken ages for me to catch up on all your posts! Lovely swaps you received and I love the 'butterfly' in your TAST sample. Val

Sandy said...

Nice use of the berry stitch. I wouldn't have thought of a butterfly. Sandy

Magpie's Mumblings said...

SUCH a pretty flutterby! I'm a couple of weeks behind again, but hope to catch up in the next few days.

Fran├žoise said...

I like this little butterfly!

Susan said...

I've just spent the most delightful time catching up with your blog, your hilarious but beautiful Christmas tree, and the magnificent photos of the church banner. Thanks so much for sharing all this. Also, thanks again for sharing the addresses of other bloggers. It's been so much fun to mail away things to people...most of whom had no idea that anything was coming! I've really enjoyed watching your "Take a Stitch" challenge and almost wish that this was a program commencing again in January. I've learned so much.

Lise said...

The butterfly is beautiful Doreen. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

I have enjoyed seeing the TAST work it's beautiful. I love butterflies and yours is gorgeous.

sharon young said...

Hi Doreen
What a beautiful sample , I've never heard of berry stitch, or Pistil stitch. Sharon is marvellous, I always go to her site when I get stuck with a stitch and am never disappointed.
I too need to put you in my Bloglines so I can keep up with your posts! I thought I had, but got you muddled up with Val LOL.
Many thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.