Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring has sprung!!


The robins flew in on their journey north about 2 weeks ago.  Since then things are turning green and the spring blooms have arrived .                                                         


azelea 2012 mar

This is my favorite azalea bush.


azeleas mar 2012

These are clumped to the side in our “wilderness” area.

It’s not just the outside that is filled with blossom! My indoor plants are putting on a pretty display as well.


My first orchid blossom to unfurl,

blue boy A violet

and one of my many African violets that are in bloom.

Many of my CQI Round Robins are finishing up now. I just received my blocks from the Sew It Up DYOB. The ladies did a beautiful job as always.                                   

          Carol's for me   This block was done by Carol.Cathy's for me  This one is by Cathy L.Lorrie's for me shared blockThis block was worked on by all members.Ruby's block for meRuby R stitched this block.

These blocks will make a lovely wallhanging for my sewing room.

The only active RR I have now is the Asian Nights DYOB. I have completed 2 blocks and am working on the third.

Meg's block

This block is Meg’s. When I saw the multicolored patch it made me think of peacocks, so I decided that a stylized bird would be just the thing. To make the peacock the focal point I kept the rest of the block simple, adding two folded flowers with gold button centers, and two yo-yos, all done in a lovely Asian print.

Carol's block

Carol had a lovely block with these cute pandas. I chose to over-embroider the bears and bamboo. I added a willow tree to frame them. Asian isn’t complete without fans and dragons, so I added 3 beaded fans as a seam treatment and placed a dragon charm on another patch. An oriental coin, a line of flower beads and bead  accented embroidery complete the work.

Now I’m off to do lesson 2 in the soft-sculpture  class that I am taking. One can never learn too many sewing techniques!!!!

Till next time, have a blessed life.