Monday, 26 January 2009

TAST-Oyster Stitch

I have quite a few TAST stitches to catch up on, but I have decided that I am going to use them in a different way than before. Not all the stitches lend themselves for seam decoration and I don't have the inspiration to do the large blocks at the moment. I decided I would use them to possibly make ATC's or fabric postcards.

The first stitch was oyster stitch which I haven't done before. This is my first doodle using different thickness thread and ribbon. J thought it looked like a brain but the stitch spoke to me in a completely different way. It said sheep! So this evening this is what appeared.
I can't draw, so this is a cartoony sheep at best. D chose the eyes for me from my button tin. The head and body are stitched using two colours of Anchor Perle No 5. The legs are straight stitches using DMC 310 and the mouth was stitched in back stitch. The grass is stitched using narrow ribbon.
When he saw it, D said why don't you make it into a postcard. When I told him that was what I was going to do, he told me I wasn't allowed to give it away.
I think I may finish this later in the week and put it in his bedroom as a surprise. He is away for a few days at his dad's so he can find it when he comes home. As he has a bit of a cold, it might just be the thing to cheer him up.

11 comments:

Quirky said...

That is one cute sheep! A wonderful compliment from your son, too.

Gaynor said...

Wow..I have no idea how you did it (having only just made my first cushion ever and still trying to work out how to measure and cut out fabric properly) but it is fantastic, and I think it is a lovely sheep...I would be thrilled to get such a sheep.
Def a good choice, glad your little voice said 'baa'. I dont think the brain would have been as cute ;-)

Wendy said...

I love your sheep! How cute is that. That is a very creative use of that stitch. I also have you down as the first on my PIF list.Happy Stitching, Wendy

Rudee said...

I love your little sheep. Bah, bah...

Stitchety Grub said...

I too love that sheep he is soooooo cute and has great character! fab way to use the stitch .... you made me smile and made my day LOL!
Britt West Australia

Annie said...

Very cute way to use that stitch. Much better than a 'brain'!

Ginnie said...

Great idea - cute sheep!!

Patti said...

WOW what a cute sheep + I love what your son said.

Karan said...

Love the sheep - he's so cute! :0)

Elena said...

Very very cute! It is so nice to hear compliment from your son! Your work is so special to him!
This sheep I would keep too!!!

crazyQstitcher said...

This is the cutest sheep I've ever seen. Your later TAST samples are good too.