Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Taking the plunge
It is a bit like a blank canvas for the artist to contemplate - where to start, will the first mark be right or wrong - you just have to get on with it and take the plunge.
This block is the first I have received from my Blog Round Robin. Lorraine sent it and it is all in purples, a colour that I do like working with.
The block is on its way to Cherie, in Australia.
I look forward to sharing more as other blocks come my way.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Needle books - again
It already had work on it by two other people and now it was my turn..............
I attached a hand dyed motif and added floral silk ribbon embroidery.
There was already another hand dyed motif and I added some silk ribbon work and cotton thread french knots.
I must have taken these photos at different times of day - the second image is more true to life.
My time with this block has come to an end so it is time to move it along with the previous one I mentioned a couple of days ago.
I still have another block to do before I am all up to date once again.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Before Winter Sets In
We were given a pot of red and white chrysanthemums at the end of last year and when they finished flowering we planted them in the garden. They have come back with a lovely spread of flowers and this monarch butterfly must have appreciated them being there as it rested there for some time.
Our mornings are crisp and the days clear and sunny. So nice, and the flowers just add to the loveliness of it all.
Friday, April 20, 2012
More about needle books
That is Rayna's beautiful silk ribbon work on the right.
Some feather stitch work in gold metallic thread with dark red beading and to the left of that some scrolling work in chain stitch in blue finished with pretty pink sequin flowers with gold beads at the centre.
Time to move on to the next one now so I can keep things moving along just like I should.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I have not finished working on the one I shared yesterday so I have time to contemplate what I might do with this one.
Two people have worked on this block so there is already quite a bit more work than on the other one.
Still more to come - maybe tomorrow..............
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Needle Book Progress
Rayna forwarded it from our Tokoroa group and the silk ribbon work she has done on it is just beautiful.
She has hand dyed the silk ribbon and the tonings of the pinks and greens are so nice.
My challenge now is to add to what Rayna has started. I have done some but my work is not completed yet. I will share when it is ready to be on its way.
I need to move along now, because, after waiting and waiting for one block I now have three to work on - two more arrived in the post today. More images for me to be sharing with you.
Twelve months ago I thought that my crazy quilting days were over because my wrists were not in good shape.
I pulled back from doing a lot of hand work and I have been attending bowen therapy once a fortnight and I am happy to say that my wrists have improved a great deal and I am enjoying participating in this form of hand work again.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Looking forward, looking back
I created the block in autumn colours and look what came back to me!
I especially love the silk ribbon roses on the top right side of the block and if you look carefully you can see a spider's web complete with spider below.
Looking forward, with our latest needle book round robin, my friend from Sydney, Cherie, has created an autumn shade block which I just love. You may like to take a peek and see this 'naked block' for yourself, and while you are there, have a look around all the other things Cherie is interested in.
Cherie has posted this block to the next person on the list today so the fun is starting to happen.
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Needle book progress
Two weeks have been given for the actual block to be created and mailed for the recipient to receive on the 13th April.
My block has to go to Australia so it has occurred to me I had better get mine in the post as soon as the Easter break is over and so here it is in pinks and greens and I imagine it being embellished by the others in similar colours.
Let the round robin begin!
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