Saturday, April 18, 2009

I'm Back!

I am much better now and my back is almost back to normal, still wearing a brace but will be doing that for some time to come. But I am better and I have been working on a few things while not being online. My internet connection modem had to be replaced again, but we think we have the item in question finally fixed. We shall see. Anyhow, I have been stitching and I have received some fabric that I have been waiting on. While sitting with my aunt in the icu unit I crocheted a lapgahn and here is the pic. It is made with Lion Brand Homespun in Heather. I just love this thread as it is medium in bulk, but is so soft and it always works up really nice. The photo does not do the color justice.

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,


Judy S. said...

Glad your back is on the mend, Wendy. I love Homespun yarn, too; it makes great shawls also. Your afghan is amazing. I've never made anything that big! Love your paisley stitching and the other details as well. What kind of thread do you use to sew the beads on?

Amy said...

Everything is so pretty! I love the purple afghan and your stitching on the block is wonderful! That fairy fabric is awesome! What a great find! Thanks for sharing!

martine said...

Happy birthday with your son.
Love your embroidery.
Hugs Martine

Thelma said...

Beautiful stitching Wendy. Love the fairy fabrics too!

morvoren said...

Wendy, just found your lovely blog.
Please can you tell me.what stitches did you use around the paisley shape?
Your work is so beautiful...glad I popped in.
Pam Uk

Wendy said...

Hi Pam, I just used a simple stem stitch and then a detatched chain. When I finished I added the beads.


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