Monday, July 28, 2008
The next grouping is from a rr I am in on CQI it is called FF Sampler which is a sampling of a variety of stitches for the seam treatments. This month was the Chevron stitch and French Knots. You can also use the previous stitches if you would like. I have had Laura's princess block and have worked on the center motif, and three seam treatments. Ordinarily it would have just been two seams, but we had someone to drop out and therefore we decided to pick up the slack and continue on with just the four of us. Anyhow, I think each part of this block turned out well. I am happy with what I have done and I hope that Laura will like it as well. Take a look and see what you think:
I beaded the bodice of her gown with pink seed beads, the white flowers on the fabric I covered with the fuchia detached chain daisy, and french knots all around the block. You can't see it in this pic, but I put white french knots on the hem of the dress and it looks like a petticoat is peeping out of the bottom. At least that is what it reminds me of. I just followed the white that was already there and made it three dimensional with the knots.
Now you can see the seam treatment with the Chevron Stitch applied. That color just pops on this block. Next we have the cretan stitch that I decided to do in yellow. I think it turned out well, and this is a stitch that I like better as a leaf, but decided to try it this way as well. You can also see the French Knots as the petticoat here. Overall I think it turned out well and I am happy with the results of my work on this block. I hope Laura likes it as well. I was in a fabric post card swap on Stitchin Fingers and here is the pc that I recieved as well as the one I sent. Mine was sent to Ati in Norway, and it has yet to arrive at its new home. I am hoping that it will arrive this week sometime, if not I will be sending her out another one to replace this one.
And this is the one I recieved in the swap. It is from Mary Lou Curry over on Stitchin Fingers is it not beautiful.
Now, (see I told you this would be a long post. lol) I was also in a Dotee doll swap and here is the one I recieved back from Carmen. Isn't she cute. I believe that is all I have as far as the crafty side of my post. I do have a couple more pics I want to share with you. Remember the new puppy my son aquired for himself. Well he has grown some and I wanted to update his pic. So here is Riddick in all his glory!lol. This puppy is so adorable and loveable, and into everything.lol This little puppy has worked his magic on me to say the least. I am so besotted with him!lol. He has a wonderful personality and is my constant shadow. He goes with me every step I take and is sitting with me even now as I type this. I am beginning to wonder who owns who as he is supposed to be my sons dog, yet he is always underfoot.lol. I do hope you all enjoy the post today and maybe it wont take me so long the next post as I am winding down on several projects that have kept me busy, the most being getting my house in order. I am very happy to have that out of the way and am looking forward to having more free time in the future to work on my quilting and such. I am currently making a to do list of projects that need to be finished soon. The list just seems to be growing and increasing daily, then of course I have my trusty want to get around to doing list as well. This list has projects that I want to do in my lifetime, so I have no time to be idle.lol as if I could ever be idle and not doing something. Anyhow until next time Happy Stitching everyone.
I want to thank everyone for sending up prayers for my ministry friend who lost her young daughter week before last. I know that she appreciates all the prayers that are going up for her and her family. Please continue to lift them up during this difficult time. My heart is so heavy for Sandra and her family as this is the third child she has lost in the past few yrs. I know that she is a strong woman of God and that He alone can give her the peace to make it through this time of grief and loss.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I actually have enough blocks to do another whole quilt from this swap! I just love all this pink/black together. I can hardly wait to see it all quilted. I now have to decide how I am going to do that part of this project. Will keep you posted. So I can mark this off my to do list and place it in the WIP stack. I feel as if a I have accomplished at least half of this project at this point. I am hoping that my mom will feel like helping me to quilt this by hand. I think it will be fun to quilt with her and have a wonderful keepsake to pass down of a quilt that we both have put our stitches in. Have a great day and will post again soon. I do have lots of things to add here. Just checking a few at a time off my list. Happy Stitching, Wendy
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Look at this beautiful sunset that happened on today. I was able to click a quick pic of it before it became to dark to see it. The pic does not do it justice. It was so pretty.
Here is another RR block I have been working on. This one is over at CQN it is a color study rr with purple being the color we are using. Everything we use must be purple, from the fabric, lace, beads, thread, trinkets. Anything we add has to be in the purple color family. It has been fun and I am excited to see what everyone has done to my block. This block belongs to Velina. I hope she likes what I have done to her block.I did the ric rac seem with french knots, the buttonhole flowers, and detatched chain flowers. I also did the purple herringbone stitch on her block. I hope she likes what I have added. She has a very beautiful block.