Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Next is more stash enhancement: I love the paisley fabric and the stripe.
Next we have some more black and white and then a fq that I just liked.
Finally this is another RR block that I am working on. This one is Gerry K's block which she is calling "Gypsy Rose". I've already started on the block and have completed the outline of the paisley that she requested I add to her block. I thought I would add something to the middle of it but have not decided as to what yet. Maybe some silk ribbon flowers?????? Hmmmmm......... I am in the thinking mode on this one. I will post pics of what I decide as I go along. Anyhow, here is a sneak peek of her block as it stands now.
A close-up of the my work so far:A while back I received a package from Rengin at http://renginscolors.blogspot.com with some wonderful goodies. I sent her some fabric that she liked and in return she sent me some wonderful items. Thank you again Rengin for all the lovely things you sent. Look at all the lovely roses. They are just gorgeous.
Everything she sent is so beautiful. I will be making a wall hanging from these items soon for my home. The rose above is just gorgeous and look at those rose beads, they are handmade the pic does not do them justice. I am already planning the blocks that will be used, so stay tuned for the revealing of them. Whew! This has been a long post. I do have more photos but am not sure if I should post them or not. I have pics of all the fairy fabric that I have bought but am not sure if it will be ok to post pics of them or not. Anyhow, they are just beautiful and will post about them soon. Happy Stitching Everyone,
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Next is a panel of Apple Blossom Fairies that I ordered. Of course I will be embellishing this and making a wall-hanging with it. The fabric with all the small fairies is for the backing that came with it. The backing:
And a closeup, I just love this panel! And I can see it all encrusted with beads and such!lol
Next is a block that I have been working on in a RR that I am in on CQI, it is Birds and Bees. This is the whole block after my work.
Here are the closeups of each area that I worked on. I completed two patches and two seams on this block. The first patch I did silk ribbon colonial knot roses and ribbon stitch leaves.
Next I completed a paisley in variegated pink thread and used fuchsia pink Czech beads for the center of each rose and on the outer border.
Next I completed a seam treatment with the Cretan stitch and beaded it with pearl beads.
Last but not least is a seam treatment of Double Chain Stitch with Straight Stitch as well. Done in variegated pink and the straight stitches in blue.
This is just a little of what I have been up to. I have also worked more on my redwork peacock that is my swip and he is shaping up nicely. I also have more fabric to show as well as more siggy blocks that I have received as well as those I have made in return. I will post those in the next couple of days. I also have received the next block in another rr that I am in called Anything Goes DYB, this block belongs to Gerri and is named aptly "Gypsy Rose". I will post pics of before and afters when I complete my work on her block. It has some of my favorite bold colors, so I am sure I will have much fun with this block. This is all I have for today, my youngest son turns 17 tomorrow and we are having a nice family day with him to celebrate. Happy Stitiching everyone,
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Next is the crocheted flowers that I used. The seam directly above is one I finished along with the seam of butterflies on the right of the flowers. The seam above is chain stitched in Carons wildflowers with beaded flowers and then dragonfly beads in each half circle. The pink butterflies are done in variegated thread DMC #5 with pink chech beads.
The next RR is the Birds and Bees RR on CQI also. The first block that I had is Lyn G's and she wanted us to plant her a garden. Truthfully this block posed a problem for me as I did not really know how to go about planting her garden if you will. So with much thought I decided that every garden needs a tree. At least all my flower gardens have always had trees and those of my mother have trees in them also. So I decided to plant a tree in her garden. I did a tree with french knots for the green leaves and outline stitch for the tree branches and trunk of the tree. I have never made a tree out of french knots before and did not realize how time consuming it was! But I love how the tree came out, it is really nice and I will definitely be doing more in the future. Next I put little dots of color to represent flox at the base of the tree. At the bottom I tried to do flowers to resemble bluebells, but did not hit the mark on those. The other flowers were made to represent hollyhocks like in my moms garden. I hope Lyn likes what I did on her block.
Here is the tree:Next is the flowers
Last is the overall pic of the whole block.
I have no idea why one picture is so light and the others so dark. Hmmmm.......will have to find out why. I did crochet a lap-gan while sitting with my aunt at the hospital and will post a pic of it tomorrow. For some reason I could not upload it on blogger tonight. So I guess I will say good night and happy stitching everyone.