It has been a while since I have posted and I apologize for the absence. Life has been a little topsy turvy for me lately, but I am getting my balance back and on the right track again.
I can not believe that three months have gone by so fast it seems like just yesterday, that Christine and I put out the call for participants in the 4th A Time To Stitch Challenge. This time Christine and I decided that we would let those that are participating to have a say in the other three stitches that they could choose from, the one stitch that had to be done was the net stitch. During sign ups we asked that a stitch suggestion be made and after the sign ups were closed we would tally up and pick the three most suggested stitches. Those stitch are 1. Chenille Stitch, 2. Chevron Stitch, and 3. Spiral Rope. Along with the net stitch the participants could pick one or more of the three other stitches for this challenge.
For those of you visiting for the first time to the A Time To Stitch Challenge, here is a little bit about why Christine and I are doing this challenge. I had this idea for a challenge to get more people to try bead weaving. So I contacted Christine with the idea and asked her if she would partner with me in this challenge.
Of course she said that it was a wonderful idea and that she would be my partner in this challenge. So every three months or so we have been doing the A Time To Stitch Challenge. We get some experienced bead weavers and not so experienced bead weavers, it is always so much fun to see what everyone creates with the challenge stitches, and to see how far those not so experienced bead weavers are progressing.
I chose to do the Chenille Stitch and the Chevron Stitch this time, because I have never done either one of these stitches. Here is what I created with these three different stitches.
For those of you that visited my Birthday Challenge on November 16th, you will recall that I only had the pendant made with my glass cab as the focal and said that you will see the pendant again soon. Well I knew then that I was going to use the Chenille Stitch to do the neck rope for my pendant. This stitch is super easy and sews up fast, although it took me a little while to finish my rope, because I chose to use all size 11 seed beads.
I came across this pattern for the Chevron Stitch on Pintrest designed by Cecilia Rooke . I did not use the same embellishments that were suggested in the pattern. I had these green with gold highlights drops and the green roundels and gold round crystals, so I chose to use these in my necklace. Also the pattern that I found did not have the top embellishment around the inside perimeter of the necklace, that is something I added because it just was too plan looking to me without the added embellishment. I really love how this one turned out.
At the end of last October I opened my big mouth at work and said that I was going to bead everyone in the Communications Unit an ornament. Well I managed to get at least 9 out of 22 beaded for this past Christmas here are the ones that I used the net stitch on. I will be working on a few at a time through out the year until I have everyone an ornament for Christmas this year.
Tubular Net Stitch is a stitch I really enjoy making it is so fast and easy I had this bracelet made in two hours from start to finish. I gave it to my friend Demetree, as a thank you gift. Crystie, I am going to have to get one of those thread zappers as you can see I have thread ends showing.
Well there you have it my contributions to this go around of A Time To Stitch challenge.
Please go by and visit and comment on the rest of the participants in this challenge.
1. Amy Severino
5. Paula Kramer
6. Kim Hora
7. Dee Alcalde
11. Sally Russick
12. Becky Pancake
13. Jasvanti Patel
14. Karin Slaton
16. Sarah Sequins
17. Tanya Goodwin
18. Debbie Rasmussen
19. Shirley MooreHappy beading Y'all,