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.
Christmas Cracker opening time is here! Boy was it fun to see all of the things that could be crammed into these paper towel tubes!
These are the contents of the cracker from Karrin! All in a Christmas theme, which is a current theme of blocks that I am working on!
These next three pictures are the block and contents of the cracker from Nicki Lee. I love the colors! These will work perfectly for the next traditional round robin, Hearts, that I am going to participate in at CQI.
These next two pictures are the block and contents from Carolyn! I love the black and red blocks! It will be fun to come up with a series of blocks to match.
During the Sew Mama Sew giveaway week, I won a Green Bag Lady bag and kit. I put the kit bag together, and since it was such a breeze to do, I made a few more of my own. I did modify the pattern given by Green Bag Lady a little bit. I used french seams and did my handles a bit different. I think each bag took about 20-30 minutes to make, so not a lot of time at all. Here are the bags after a shopping trip. If I had one more bag made, I wouldn't have needed a bag from the store. So, gotta make a few more!
At CQI, we had the annual Christmas Cracker swap. Basically, you take a paper towel tube and fill it up with all kinds of goodies and wrap up the tube in a cq block or fancy fabric. I had to split my tubes down the middle so they would expand to fit everything in there. LOL!
Here are the Crackers I made:
It was actually really fun to make these up. I have three gorgeous crackers in return that are awaiting their opening until Christmas!