Monday, 6 October 2014

Needlequest - 6 October 2014

I had a go at cast on stitches again last night.  The results were better than previous attempts, but still shaky.  Actually, this photo makes them look quite good, but it's a bit of a con, I'm afraid!!=)

My first idea was to do a cast on stitch rose, but I'd had enough after 5 stitches and I was very tired, so I just put some bullions in for sepals (2 out of 3 of which ended up with an extra wide loop at the bottom, grrr... also needs much practice) and a quick stem in its own namesake stitch - stem stitch.  Now what, if any, flower it resembles I don't know, but it at least exists.

I'm pleased to say there's been quite a bit of interest shown in this month's technique, even from stitchers who aren't signed up for the challenge.  A big welcome to all.  All you need to do is to post a photo of your challenge work on your blog or photo album or a social network page with open access (I don't use facebook for instance, so I can't visit your page to get a link if it's not publicly visible) and leave a link on one of my Monday posts here.  At the end of the month, when I do the round-up post, I'll include links to all the pieces I've been 'shown'.  So, feel free to get stitching and join in!

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014

10 comments:

Elaine said...

Very effective! another stitch that I need to have ago at :)

Rachel said...

I think it is rather reminiscent of a begonia!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your cast on stitches look mighty fine on my computer screen.

Queeniepatch said...

A beautiful combination of stitches that make up a lovely flower. If you can't find it in a Flora, how about naming it Elizabeth's Flower?

Jules Woolford said...

Well - it looks rather good to me! You've inspired me to get going after rather a distracting few days.x

Madtatter80 said...

Very beautiful love this sweet little rose !

Bits of Stitching! said...

It is beautiful!!! Hoping to join either the 2nd Monday or the 3rd.
PS: Just sharing in case you have interest in learning the basics of CQ... Kathy Shaw is offering her Basic CQ class again for free, sign ups open until the 12th of this month.

Bits of Stitching! said...

*hopping not hoping :-/

Renee said...

Con or not, I think it is darling!

Wendy said...

I think you're looking at it too closely as it looks great to me!

 
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