After drinking too many cups of coffee I have done the TAST round up this week. I hope this week all the feeds are now working particularly those from blogger which seemed a bit glitchy this week. I hope I have not missed anyone out. If you were left out, by any chance, please leave a comment so people will visit your site and I can check that my feed is working. With nearly 200 people signed up to this challenge it’s a challenge for me keeping up and keeping track! For all that it is fun and here is the round up for the week.
Firstly for everyone who reads Allison Aller’s blog she is currently offline because her server was hit with spam bots the same as mine was a few weeks ago. Allison dropped me an email yesterday to say what had happened and I will keep you posted as to what happens as she is thinking of shifting her domain. In the meanwhile Allison Aller has set up a flickr account to host her TAST photos.
Jennifer of A Garden of Stitches has completed her buttonhole stitch sampler
Neki of A Movable Feast has created a wonderful free flowing interpretation of detached chain stitch
Marge of The Adventure Begins has worked a sample of herringbone stitch.
Angelcat of the Adventures of Angelcat has worked a smapler of buttonhole
Allison Aller has used detached chain to frame a polymer clay disk on her latest quilt block
Cathy of Altered fabrications has worked a sampler of buttonhole in various threads
Pat of Altering thoughts has worked a sample of detached chain after working out her ideas in a visual journal. Pat has also posted an image of the page which is interesting to see.
Anja Wunschpunsch has a delightful sample using buttonhole and chain stitch.
Annie of Annie’s Crazy World has featured some details of her crazy quilting projects highlighting buttonhole stitch and detached chain stitch.
Odile has posted images on her flickr siteof the most delightful sheep worked in detached chain stitch!
Susan of Art of Textiles has worked a sample of herringbone in a free form manner.
Beth of Artist Perpetually in Progress- Mixed Media Art by Beth Robinson has featured chain stitch in her latest piece which includes using stones. Beths post on using a visual journal to document this challenge is worth reading as I am dealing with the same problems. Beth has also worked a sample of detached chain stitch.
Carol of Art~n~Quilt has featured a detail of a tree in which she used detached chain stitch
Ati of Ati on the crazy road is another crazy quilter who has incorporated detached chain stitch in a seam treatment.
Penny of Back Valley Seasons has worked a herringbone sample
Gail of Big Horn Mountain Creations has been exploring creating small motifs using detached chain stitch.
Emmy Schoonbeek of Cramzy has created a wonderfully coloured freeform sample using detached chain stitch on a background of hand painted fabric.
Susan of Crazy Quilting for Fun has created a motif suitable for a crazy quilting project using detached chain stitch.
CrazyQstitcher has created some samples that made me smile. They are totally delightful interpretations of detached chain stitch.
Lillian of Crazyseoulsister has featured a number of details from crazy quilt blocks that incorporate the stitches that have been in the challenge so far.
Francoise of Creatilfun has worked a number of samples using detached chain stitch
Karen of Creaworx has worked a highly textured sample of detached chain stitch and has worked out a design to use it.
Sandra of Croque-choux has joined in the challenge a little late but is playing catch up. This week she has been exploring buttonhole stitch.
Don’t miss the masks that Bonnie of Dakini dreams has created using detached chain stitches.
Delores Lyon’s photos for all three weeks are published on flickr. Do check them out as they demonstarte a free easy going style.
Jacqui has a flickr site for her photos under the name of Elegant stitch’s has some fantastic samples on her flickr site don’t miss browsing the lot!
Elizabeth Dee has worked a sample of bttonhole.
Barbara of Embroidery overlaps has worked a sample of buttonhole stitch and another of detached chain.
Jade Rose of Enter the stitcher has been exploring detached chain stitch even though she has a tooth abscess.
Dianne of Faery Di’s Fibre Feat is exploring all sorts of techniques on small squares and has included buttonhole on some of them.
Micki of Fiber Art: If I Create It, Will They Come? has worked a sample of buttonhole stitch.
Melissa of Frog Stitch has worked a detached chain stitch sample.
Pat Winter of Gatherings has featured a number of seam treatments using detached chain stitch.
LouAnne of Getting to Crazy has worked both buttonhole and herringbone stitch on a crazy quilt block.
June R of Grandma Ziki’s Stitching has worked a sample on a crazy quilt block
Greenmontanasamuel has her sample worked for TAST up on flickr
Marianne of Heegeldab has worked a sample of buttonhole on felt and then gone on to add detached cahin to her felted bag. Don’t miss this wonder as it develops.
Elizabet of Her eyes shone like emeralds of the deepest hue has worked a small sampler of buttonhole stitch.
Amy of In the Fold has used buttonhole to emphasise some fruit/flower motifs.
Bibliotecaria of Inside my head has been exploring buttonhole at different heights and on the curve.
JoWynn on flickr has been exploring buttonhole and detchd chain stitches. Jo’s latest sample includes the use of gold sadi
Judith Green of Judith’s Material Musings has been exploring buttonhole stitch and used it on a UFO project.
Katie Jayinpa of Katie’s New Place has worked a sampler in herringbone.
Karen South of Karen South’s Crazy Quilting World has featured a seam embellishment on a crazy quilt block using detached chain.
Christine of Lady Jane’s Journal has worked some interesting samples of detached chain over sequins, rings and beads.
Margaret of Life, needlework and everything has posted images of how she has used detached chain stitch to create garden scenes.
Linda known as Lindamh on flickr has explored detached chain and in the process created some interesting patterns.
Linda of Lindas Creations has worked a small buttonhole stitch sampler
Mariyarn has applied detached chain stitch to creating floral motifs.
Mary of Mary’s Witterings has used herringbone to explore lettering.
Beth of Meandering Threads has a sample which evokes a landscape. Do check out how she has used eye lash thread.
Mady is Mehdc on flickr where you will find floral motif s inspired by both buttonhole and detached chain stitch.
Don’t miss Morgan’s sardine can which can be seen on My Amphetamines and My Purls
Nuvo Felt on My Efforts for Take a Stitch Tuesday has worked a buttohole sampler.
Virginia of Needle and Thimble has worked a sample of buttonhole stitch and detached chain on crazy quilt block.
Norma of Norma’s Needleworkz has worked a series of samples of buttonhole stitch
Juli of Orange Rug Yarn Musings has also explored detached chain stitch producing some interesting texture and floral motifs. Juli has also created another motif inspired by the challenge.
Pam Kellogg of Pam Kellog’s Kitty and me designs has highlighted a detail on her latest block which uses detached chain stitch and has published a small motif which is suitable to use with this stitch.
Peggy of Peg’s Place has used a detached chain on a small card.
Carol Taylor of Postcards and stuff has worked detached chain stitch
Lin Moon of Purple Fan has worked detached chain stitch on a small sampler
Lynda of Purple Missus has worked some really interesting samples of buttonhole stitch. These contemporary interpretations of the stitch and what she proceeds to do with them are not to be missed.
Elizabeth of Quieter Moments has worked detached chain stitch combined with sequins to produce floral motifs. Her series of samples are wonderful and indicate the versatility of this stitch.
Helen of Quilts and ATCs has used buttonhole stitch in order to appliqué on paper and detached chain stitch over simple and delightful felt floral motifs
Elke of Quilterin has worked a crazy quilt seam treatment
Dy of Random Applique has worked a fantastic floral motif which starts with an appliqué base and works out from there. Don’t miss this original interpretation of lazy daisy stitch.
Rene O as worked a basket of detached chain floal motifs including some great cat tails
Renea is renmedema on flickr and has loaded images of her latest crazy quilt hearts on which she has used detached chain.
Connie of The Scoop, Score and Deal has worked a floral motif in detched chain stitch
Carol of Selketine has created a sampler in buttonhole stitch
Don’t miss Sequana’s photos on flickr as her interpretationof detached chain stitch has lead to a delightful bunny in a flower garden.
Gerry of Sewing Southpaw has worked her stitches on crazy quilt hearts
Chriss of Sheep Space has an image of her sampler of buttonhole stitch on her site. Like me she is taken by how many variations are being discovered by people as they work this challenge.
Kim of Skybell arts has worked a freeform sample of detached chain
Kay Susan of Smockery has explored some very interesting arrangements of detached chain.
Betty known as Squarequilter on flickr has loaded photos of her crazy quilt block on which she worked buttonhole stitch.
Vicki of Stitch n’patch is keeping notes in a visual journal and has published an image of one of her page spreads.
Christine a member of the Stithcing Post discussion list has posted images of her chain stitch samples on the Stitching Post Blog
Stop by with Di has posted an image of her explorations of herringbone.
Sue Wild is suewilduk on flickr whereshe has posted images of her buttonhole explorations.
Susan has covered a journal with a crazy quilt block and used detached chain on it.
Sunshine of Sunshine’s Creations has worked a sample of detached chain stitch on wool.
Marty of Textiles in Time has worked both a herring bone sampler and a buttonhole sampler. Marty has also organized a scrap book to hold the pieces. Those who are wondering how to store their samples may find this interesting.
Susan of TextileXplorations has explained how she makes her buttonhole rings in order to act as shisha mirror surrounds
Carol-Anne of Threads Across the Web has worked a beautiful sampler of buttonhole
Andrea of Up too late, as usual … has been exploring herringbone, buttonhole and detached chain on felt.
Véro de La Fare has a basket of flowers worked in detached chian on her flickr site
In the last week Vivian has a flickr site Vivian in stitches has posted 3 samples she has worked of herringbone, buttonhole and detached chain. Also don’t miss her free style samples.
Emelyn of Vivid Dreams has samples of buttonhole and herringbone on her site.
Charlene of When This You See, Remember Me has worked a peacock motif using detached chain stitches.
Wilma of Wilma goes crazy has outlined a print in buttonhole stitch.
Laura of Woodsprite Cottage in catch up mode has samples of both buttonhole and herringbone on her blog
Don’t forget that for those who have a Flickr account there is a group you can join. It is called the Take a stitch Tuesday group.
I feel after that little lot as if I am puffing and panting somewhat. We are now off to browse the bookshops have coffee and cake somewhere and enjoy our Sunday.