Hi friends...with the TAST Challenge and some other things both at home and work front I am busy these days. I am enjoying TAST challenge. I wish I had more time for exploring the stitches. Any way, I can always note down my ideas and explore them later.
With Republic day and Ratha Saptami approaching, I need to create some Rangolis for the occasion. I love creating new ones for each occasion....I don't have much time for my other projects. they are unfinished and need to be finished..May be this week end I can do something....
Feather Stitch in combination with different Stitches
Feather Stitch with detached chain. This gives the affect of wheat ears, grasss etc.
The first one is with French knots, the second- beads and the last one with Bullion Stitches. You should forgive me for my bullion Stitches. I was too lazy to pull out my needles suitable for these and even then I have not perfected this stitch.
6. Slanted Feather Stitch or Thorn Stitch or Briar Stitch
7. Slanted Feather Stitch Variation and Interlaced Slanted Feather Stitch
8. Triple Slanted Feather Stitch 9. Long Armed Feather Stitch or Spine Stitch 10. Single Feather Stitch
Well there is more to come. Moreover this time though I would be working a sampler with different fabrics, different weights of threads, beads combination of different threads as usual among other things, I want to do something different.
That is something, which I am toying with, trying out different ideas. So that will come out much later...
Hi friends. Finally our biggest festival Sankranti is over. It had been very hectic for the past few weeks. Starting from Dushera, festivals and other religious occasions come one after the other. Dushera Diwali, New Year, Dhanurmaasam where one has to observe all rituals including the drawing of Rangoli for a month finally our Sankranti festival. This means lot of preparations at home, cooking huge quantities, spring cleaning our homes and surroundings, refurnishing and refurbishing, visiting temples..
To top it all we have a steady flow of friends and relatives dropping in at all times, going out with them to visit places and temples, picnicking, shopping. It is fun to bond with them, some times with those we have not seen for long. We also have some marriages and other such functions during this period. If it involves our close friends or relatives, we have more work on our hands.
But juggling, all this and work is a real headache and tiring. Everything goes haywire. And the icing of the cake is that children have holidays during this period. They keep on playing with their friends, don't bother to study, or complete their assignments and projects and keep barging in for snacks and drinks..Phew
Now every one is back to their schedule. At least that gives us some breathing space. I feel tired and need to rest. Funny but true that holidays are very tiring and we don't get any rest.
Till now I had to concentrate on Rangoli designs. I am happy that I could create some very beautiful ones and have noted down so many ideas for new ones. But I need a break from them.
I now need to concentrate on other things. TAST 2012 has already begun. I started some doodling on the stitches but could not come out with much. Now I need to strictly follow the challenge.
I will also post Mirror Work Tutorials. I just din't have time for anything else during these past weeks. I am also planing to finish my on hand projects and also have some new ones lined up...let us see... by this week end I will organise everything properly.