Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I've Been Busy...

Well, it seems that I have been working on quite a number of things over the past few weeks.  I guess I have absolutely no ability to work on just a single project at a time...

First we have Laura Roth's blocks, part of the Winter/Xmas DYB RR on CQI.  Because we are short a member of the group, we have to work the whole 6" block like normal and do a bit of work on an extra block as well.





















Next up is my block for the Hearts IV RR, also on CQI.  This time it is a traditional round robin, so only one block to make here.
















I tried my hand at lace painting the other day (only one piece).  This piece actually turned out well enough that I will do some more.  I used Jaquard and Pebeo paints that were watered down.
















I've also decided to learn how to do Brazilian Embroidery.  Let me tell you, this stuff is great!  I love the dimensional look that this type of embroidery gives to the overall presentation!  It takes a bit of practice to learn how to tame those wild rayon threads, but it is well worth the frustration.  The picture is my first stab at it (pun intended).
















And, last but not least, there is another fantastic giveaway!  This one is being held at The Teakettle Corner, stop by and have a look.

2 comments:

stitchinfiend said...

Your brazillian embroidery looks great. I have always wanted to try this too.

Ann Flowers said...

Wow I love you B.E.!!! I am trying to learn that myself. Yours turned out so lovely!!!!