This week the stitch for TAST was oyster stitch. It is such a versatile and textural stitch, and I loved it. It is like the stitch Robyn Ginn showed me which she calls row of roses.
Here is where I used her row of roses some years ago on my still unfinished crazy patch.
I have used it on the heart in the middle of the block, and also as buds on the flowering peach tree. The way she showed me was slightly different to the instructions on the Pintangle site. I can’t for the life of me remember her way of doing it now.
This is what I did this time for TAST:
It is mostly done in various thicknesses of DMC stranded thread and the border is a No 8 perle cotton. I painted the background which was just a white cotton fabric originally. To put it into perspective, each strawberry is just 5mm or less long.
You can see some beautiful examples of oyster stitch over here on Pintangle.
This past Friday was a very special birthday for my dear quilting friend, Marleen.
My friend Joan and I put together an album for her using some textile pages made by her quilting friends and some photos of happy times we have spent in Marleen’s company.
Happy Birthday Marleen and you don’t look your age!!!
You are the bestest friend ever.