Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Finally got this finished.

Brazilian Embroidery

Pattern - Rings of Enchantment from Threads in Bloom

It still needs to be washed and pressed but won't be doing that part until I get back from vacation.

Linking up with  Esther's WOW and Let's Bee Social

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Here is my latest block

This is a combination of 2 of the tasks from Kathy Shaw's ICQC104 class.

The fox is an embroidered slip.  The embroidery was done using 1 strand of machine embroidery thread.  Takes a long time but I think well worth the effort.

The nest is a silkie slip.  I basically took a silkie cut out (leaving a seam allowance) the part that I wanted then sewed just that part down.  I then took a second identical silkie and made another slip just using the lower part of the nest (next time I will use more padding).  It doesn't show in the picture but the button part of the nest does poof out a bit.

I have 1 more task to do then will be finished this class :)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Another CQ class task

I love Kathy Shaw's classes.  You learn to think outside the box so to speak.  The latest task was about using applique in CQ.  Never though about using it before.

This is the finished butterfly block, I added 3 broderie perse butterflies and swapped out the flourescent yellow butterfly for just a bright one.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Next task from Kathy's ICQC104 class

I want the emphasis on the butterflies not the flowers.  The blue and the purple butterflies are not sewn down yet.  I am going to see if I can find some butterflies to applique down which will work in their stead.  If not will sew these down.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Here is some of what I have been working on

Just got these finished they are for Kathy Shaw's ICQC104 class.

Have a few other things on the go as well but am waiting until they are finished to post pictures.

Am still alive and kicking

I know it has been awhile since I posted but was feeling down and wasn't able to do much.  I am almost fully recovered now and have started stitching again but can only do so for about an hour at a time.  Will have some pictures for you soon.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What I have been working on and where I have been.

I have been neglecting my blog as I was going through tests and doctors appointments etc.  I had my last cancer surgery March 3 and can finally start using my left arm again.  Didn't want to bore people with all the medical issues/problems so avoided posting for a bit.

January and February were spent working on a block for the CQ Calendar 2017.  Submitted the block prior to my surgery and will see if I get selected or not.  Cannot show you until after the selections are made and/or calendar is out.

Also submitted a picture of my Victorian Boot Stocking in my previous post to CQ Quarterly Magazine "Christmas" edition.

Over the last few days did get a little bit of stitching done as you can see here.  Only required that my left hand hold the hoop so wasn't too stressful on it.  Could only do a little bit at a time though.

Still need some more practice.doing the thread painting but I find it relaxing and will start another one today or tomorrow.  Am doing a bunch of these little (measures approx. 2" x 2") stitcheries and using them as centers for some CQ blocks. The next one is the same flower but the colors are different and dark - light is reversed.  This time I will be more careful of the order I do the petals to show more definition between the petals.

Kill 2 birds with 1 stone.  I get more practice and get a motif that would tie a bunch of blocks together.