Tuesday, June 29, 2010

belt update

I finally found the right pink for the dogwood and on further reflection I won't add any butterflies, but I did add a dragon fly to the other end

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The peacock was a quickie to sew. the rest took a little longer to sort from the big honking bag o' sequins.
then the purple flowers didn't look right in their normal form of slightly cupped so I took my handy-dandy iron to them and flattened them out, much better!
now to finish with some MOP teardrops and more flower sequins over the green.

the outside of this paisley took less time than I thought it would only two days to finish, it doesn't look finished though. I'm thinking french knots around the flowers to top it off.

I added beads to this motif

the geese got a few beads too!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

more corner doo-dads

most of my embroidery motifs I draw on scraps of dress pattern paper as it is very thin ,easy to sew through and doesn't pull your stitches out of whack when you pull it off like tracing paper always seams to.

the two geese should look familiarI put these two fine fellows on the stocking I made for my DBF's x-mass stocking. Don't they look cozy here?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

corner doo-dads

I plan on adding butterfly beads and light pink ribbon flowers to this as soon as I locate the right color, everything I have right now seams too dark.

our initials worked in another corner isn't it just too cute? I don't usually go in for cute but I couldn't resist.

just enough of this embroidered Georgette ribbon left for a corner.


Back from Chicago to see my eldest walk the boards and get his High School Diploma! WOO-HOO! I couldn't be more proud of him, he worked so hard for this and I couldn't not be there for it.
Don't you just want to pinch those cheeks?

He also has a job all lined up as a game equipment repair guy, at one of those play-it -again places. again he;s taking responsibility for his life and I couldn't be prouder of him!!
now, one down two to go.

the tree took all 8 hours to Chicago and back, to finish and now as I look at how it turned out, I wonder if it wouldn't have been better off with out the rest of the french knot buds on the lower branches. It looks much more open and not as fussy. note to self for next time.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

rain barrels and other things

I realized I haven't done any posting over the past few weeks, Naughty mommabear!

It's been so wet and rainy since may that you'd think I'd get more done than I have oh well, that's how it goes!
when you have the time you piss it away, when you don't, you're a busy little beaver!

our new house project has been to build platforms and hook up 6 rain barrels to the gutters, around the house and garage, for watering the garden.
we have two hooked up so far and its been raining so much the 55 gallon drums are so full they spout!

my side project will be, to find 6 funny/cute/whimsical fountain critters to point the water in a direction, like into a birdbath or pondy type thing, instead of up in the air!

I have been working on the Hawaii blocks and did in fact take them to Hawaii in april.

I also started a pieced belt for a dress I have in mind. its all off whites and creams and I'm thinking of doing the stitching in whites creams and pastels.
I've pieced the belt and am designing the embroidery and border bits.
I'm having trouble deciding what to do with the diamond focus block.
I know I want flowers in the corners and cabochons and beads but I'm not sure how encrusted I want it.
I'll have it all planned out and I know I'll change my mind and do something completely different with it but that's the fun of CQ!


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