Monday, March 25, 2013

poems and quotes etc..RR

I've don with Barbara's block

I chose this quote as it seemed to call to me

the stitch on the top is supposed to look like a zipper.  now that I look at it it needs a little help. maybe Barbra, you can fix that when it gets home? I know fixing zippers in real life is a pain but this one seems a matter of design and my zipper pull looks a little off.

anyway I got this great idea from this quote and this image was the first thing that popped into my head so I thought, what better to use as a focus!

I used the thimble as a cornucopia for the SRE roses, what better use for a sewers thimble?

and there always needs to be a spiderweb, not only to symbolize good luck but our propensity to forgo house work in favor of sewing some more ( at least I do!)
but where is the spider? Maybe under the patches? I thought that was a cleaver motif form the previous block so I incorporated it and the skeins of floss.
look who's hiding in there! hmm still no spider....

here is the finished block, the swatches are acting up as a peek-a-boo so no tattling, I want it to be a surprise!  ;)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


 notes to self;

1) dying individual lacy bits takes more than a day

2) surrender your space to the job for at least a week

3) get used to having interestingly colored fingers for said week

 4) have fun with it!

5) see what $30.00 worth of flowered lace will get you?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I've been busy

 really I have been!
 I have figured out a few things in gimp but I am still struggling a little so please bear with me!
don't ask where that big red rose came from, It just appeared on the top one day and I had to work around it!

We have a group that meets every Wednesday 3p-6p at Crossroads mall in Bellview WA.  we Talia, Donna Pam and I sit in front of the Joannes and stitch, babble, share and compare (anyone is welcome to drop by BTW) 
 I looked down at my block
(can it be a block when it's a circle?)
and there was this big red rose!
where did it come from and how did it get there? have any of you had this happen?
boy I need to pay more attention to these things! I'm getting giddy.

 this is going to be a round box top I made one like this earlier last year but I liked it too much to sell it.

I don't seem to have that problem with this one!

this one has a more spirngy feel to it, I covered it with lots of bugs.

I love the look I get using Krenik braid for the spiders legs don't you?


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