Saturday, January 26, 2008

First block of Color RR finished

Ahhh, another project finished. I have finished my patch and seam on Sharon's green block. Since ours is the green bean group, I crossed stitched beans and used a chenille yarn to outline the oval. A lovely varigated green eyelash yarn meanders around the patch, couched down with seed beads. A wide ribbon runs along my seam. I used the chenille yarn to scroll down the middle of the ribbon and embellished with seed and bugle beads and sequins. It was a fun block to do. Look forward to receiving the next one.

I think I will do some wire work today and make a brooch. Until next time, happy stitching.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Valentine Swap

I finished my postcard for the SRE Heirlooms valentine swap. It is my first swap with this new group. My SRE skills are limited to spider web roses and leaves, so it isn't anything fancy. I hope Florence will enjoy it, and take into consideration that this is only my second SRE project. Well, off to see about learning some new stitches. Happy stitching to all.

Busy Day

It has been a busy day. I completed two projects for my yahoo groups and a project for an alterations customer. The project for the customer was a first for me. I made a bag to hold his tuba. What a challenge.

In the way of fun projects, I finished a valentine postcare card for a swap in a new group-SRE Heirlooms. My SRE skills are mostly limited to spider web roses and leaves, but I hope this group will enlarge my abilities as I practice more stitches.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Iris Folding

Was iris folding and got one of those "what if" ideas. I have signed up for a fall rr in my VicCQers group and remembered that I had a maple leaf pattern. What if I did the maple leaf in fabric? Is it possible? Well, I tried it and it worked out beautifully!!! So, that maple leaf is now the center patch on my fall block. If you are interested in iris folding-this is a good site to It's wonderful to dicover something new. Happy stitching.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My patch is done

Have completed my patch on my green garden block, and it is ready for mailing. I was making clay heads for goddess dolls and decided to use one on my block. It made a cute sunface. My swap block is in the mail and I am looking forward to receiving it. I have been sketching out stitching combinations for seam treatments. Looking forward to seeing them actually stitched out.

I have just altered a sweatshirt to make a jacket. I used my embroidery machine to add butterflies to the front and back. Will post photos when I figure out the problem with my camera.

Well, that's it for this time. Happy stitching.

My patch is done

Well, I have completed my patch on the green garden patch and it is now ready to go into the mail. I was making cly heads for goddess dolls and decided to use one on my patch. It made a very nice sun.

Just finished a sweatshirt jacket. Will post photo when I figure out the problem with my camera.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Color RR

My block for the Color RR for my CQ4Newbies group is finished. The theme for this RR is Green Garden. The blocks are varying shades of green and all embellishments will be green. I think a monochrome block will be a challenge. I will now do my patch and two seams. I will post a picture before sending it on its journey.
I'm anxious to receive my block to see what work is done by others. I think I have only swapped with one person on my list.
This morning shows a return to FL winter weather; sunny with temps in the low 70's! Lovely!!
Well, I'm off to begin work on my block. Later. Happy stitching.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I took the plunge

Well, I took the plunge and jumped in head first and became a blogger. I have been assured that this is easy. As I am computer challenged I'm not to sure about those comments. Please be gentle when telling me of my mistakes, but do tell me as I want this to be a learning experience as well as fun.

I think I will end here for tonight; I will try again when I have learned to upload photos.
Goodnight from cold Florida.

I took the plunge

Well, it's finally done. I took the plunge and jumped in head first and became a blogger. Hope everyone will bear with me as I get started. Gently inform me of my mistakes or give me your opinion on have I may improve things. Hopefully, things will get better with time and experience.

Ahhh, the Christmas season is over, and things should go at a slower pace. Gifts were finished on time and received with smiles. My stocking stuffers this year were embroidered pocket tissue covers.