Sunday, October 14, 2012

Knotted Loop De Loops

 Have to admit that I struggled a bit with figuring out how to do this week's challenge and didn't like it at first.  It probably didn't help that it was past 10:00 at night the first time I tried.  I gave it a go the next evening and by looking through a couple of stitch books I eventually figured it out.  Some of my knotted loops on my first fish (on the far left) weren't done quite right but I got the hang of it and now I can say that I quite like this Knotted Loop Stitch and my little fishies.  Here's how my band sampler is looking with the last 7 TAST challenge stitches.
 A few last leaves on a poplar tree in our yard.  All the rest have long fallen but these are not ready to let go of their tenacious grip.  Everyday I look for them and for some reason it makes me glad that they're still hanging on :)
The last leaves in fall remind me of Emily Bronte's poem:

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree. 
Wishing everyone a lovely and long fall :)


  1. beautiful stitching..
    i love fall so much xxx

  2. I love your little fishes! Nicely done!

  3. These tiny fishes are cute !!!!!

  4. This turned out so cutely!!! Your band sampler is awesome!!! Love the poem by Bronte! I am so excited that fall has arrived!!!
    xoxo- Julie

  5. your sampler is looking just beautiful Jen!

  6. Nice stitches, love the colors you fall too...
    Have a cosy week.

  7. looking very pretty :)

  8. Lovely stitches! Have a nice week ☺

  9. You did a really good job with the knotted loops, Jenny. I'm going to have to try again. I found it in one book, I'm going to have to search through my other books, too, and online.

  10. You created a really cute little seascape. The top fish seems very happy, wagging his/her tail.

  11. Love your little fishes and the band sampler is great.

  12. great job! these are sooo pretty!

    i wish i could be that crafty.

    the bottom tree photos are simply wonderful...soft and dreamy!

    hope you have a great day from start to finish~

  13. Your little knotted loop de loop fishies are really quite cute. Great way to practice and learn a new stitch. Blissful Stitching Dear...

  14. A creative way to use knotted loop.Really pretty!

  15. it is a very nice idea to stitch your project for tast on a band.
    your fishes are very cute !


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