Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rain, orchids, and other things

Two days without seeing the sun! A rare occurrence in my part of Florida. But I can  tolerate it because the rain is really welcome in the drought-ridden counties. Tomorrow the rain chances drop to 30%, so there should be some lovely sunshine.

I have the best sis in the world! She gifted me with two beautiful orchids for my birthday last week. Now I have to find somewhere to put another shelf! My orchids and African violets are taking over my sewing room.

bday orchid 1 bday orchid 2

Speaking of sewing, my blocks from the Luscious Lace RR are home. The ladies who stitched on them did a lovely job as usual.

finished blocks

I have begun two new RRs. The All About Birds block I worked on belongs to Paula. I added a folded fabric flower being investigated by an Anna’s hummingbird. The bird was embroidered on felt, cut out and appliqued to the background to add dimension.


paula's block

My second new RR is themed Winter Scenes. I used the same felt embroidery technique to add a cardinal on a pine bough to Colleen’s block, A snowflake of beads, and some snowflake sequins add to the winter chill. A small child sledding , a snowman button and a porcelain head in hat and scarf finish out the motifs.

Colleen's block

In my personal sewing I took a 6 inch block from an under-the-sea RR and used it as a pocket on a tote for Sis. She thinks you can never have too many shoes or bags.


There has been a hint of chill in the evening breeze, so I will get on with my next project—altering sweatshirts into jackets.  I hope everyone has a blessed day. Till next time, hugs and stitches.

1 comment:

Rengin Yazitas said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday:)) Your orchids looks so pretty...
Your RR blocks looks so pretty, I loved your work on the Winter theme RR block, it is always my favorite them, your work is stunning...