Saturday, October 31, 2009

Peggy's Xmas DYOB

At CQ International, I am participating in a Christmas/Winter "Do Your Own Block" round robin. Peggy's blocks were the first ones for me to work on. On top is the blank block and below that is the picture of the block with my additions.

Above is another of Peggy's blocks. We have one less member than expected so we each have to add a little something to one other block that was sent. I added the beaded wheat ear seam treatment and the gold reindeer.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Totally Useless SAL Progress

Well, it certainly has been a while since I posted my status in regards to the Totally Useless SAL. I definately have been filling my vessel though.
Now, since the end of the year is coming up, I need to figure out what to do with all of the threads that I have collected. Anybody have some good ideas?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Xmas/Winter DYOB II

Here is a picture of the blocks that I made up for a new round robin. This is a "Do Your Own Block" series in Christmas/Winter theme done on CQ International. The blocks are 6" each.

I love the Christmas theme and have been working on several larger size blocks. One of which participated in a recently finished round robin. Eventually, all of these blocks with the Christmas theme will be put together into a wall hanging for above the fire place during the holiday season.

Pin Cushion for Secret Pal

I kept seeing these fantastic pincushions on ebay. Essentially, they were CQ'ed fabrics that were somehow fastened to a pedestal of sorts. So, I thought that I would try making one myself. Here is what I came up with:

I gave this to my secret pal in the latest Secret Pal swap held on CQ Secret Pals. I really hope she liked it!!

Blue Color Study RR

These are pictures of blocks that I stitched during the Blue Color Study RR on CQforNewbies.

Blue satin ribbon attached with button and french knots. (above)

Bead roses with fly stitch stems. (above)
Blue button seam treatment. Fly stitch stem with french knot flowers and bead and sequin flowers.

More From Whatever Goes

Here is another block from the Whatever Goes RR. I added the brown seaweed with maroon fly stitch. There are also random fish thrown in there as well.

The Past Few Months....

Well, I am clearly behind in my postings, so here is what I have been doing for the past few months...

These are from a round robin called Whatever Goes.

Above is a satin ribbon with french knots and buttons on the end.

I also added stem stitching and french knots to the already stitched flowers on the fabric. Then I added flower beads to the ends of some of the stems.

Another shot.

For the above picture, I added french knots with gold metallic thread to the already existing print.