Thursday, 19 February 2009

TAST-Basque Stitch

Many thanks for all the messages about my eyes. I am resting them, honestly, cough, cough. At least, I am doing less than I usually do, but I cannot stop completely.
This was the postcard I had started the day before. I have pieced this as a crazy quilted piece, hand stitching the lace to one of the seams. I then added the button and did basque stitch all around. I would have taken some close ups, but the battery in my camera died.
The left seam, I stitch two rows of basque stitch back to back. To me, close up, it looks a bit like fern. The right seam is a single row, with beads added to the fixing stitch.

I then hand stitched the back to the front to make into a postcard. I am finding it very relaxing doing the postcards and ATC's completely by hand, but I think I may have to invest in a thimble.

I did do a bit of knitting, but only until the increase rows on the sleeve were completed, then I took my eyes to bed early.

I have ordered the threads I need for a satin stitch piece I want to do. This will be stitched onto a panel to decorate the front of a bag. Also, today I purchased another ball of yarn to carry on with my blanket blocks. My list of things to do just never seems to get any shorter.

7 comments:

Annie said...

I really like that Basque stitch. I'll have to try that one.

Hope the eyes are recovering.

Gaynor said...

It is lovely...how on earth do you do a basque stitch..and where do you get all your ideas from hehe.
I love looking at all the diff things you do.

Knitting Linguist said...

That's gorgeous! And do take care of those eyes ;)

Rudee said...

Beautiful work.

Patti said...

I really really like that Basque stitch. I know why the list never gets any short. It's because we keep on buying stuff and adding to it. Do one add two is how it goes. I do hope your eyes are feeling better. Love Patti xxx

zetor said...

That is so pretty. Hope your eyes improve soon.

Karan said...

Very pretty piece. :0) Hope your eyes start to feel much better soon.