Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Basically Beaded DYOB - my naked blocks (almost).

Life is so busy at the moment, I haven't had time to make new blocks for this RR, so I begged if I could use blocks from previous RR's and was granted permission. So with two fairy's, one fan, and three english garden ones, I have made up 6 blocks for it. Yes I had started one with a beetle, so those in the RR will get to see one up close. Also some lovely work that Ann Flowers did for me on the Fan, had every intention of finishing that one.


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Luscious Lace DYOB - Lisa's Blocks

I love working with very girl colours, especially pinks and purples.  Lisa's blocks were pink, and so I really enjoyed working on this set of blocks.  I chose block 3, which had pink and white strips in the centre.  I had picked up somewhere these little butterfly beads and thought they would work extremely well, and they did.  I also had some white lace that I dyed along with the fan.
This photo shows the full block, with all the elements added.

Close up of the gather silk ribbon flowers with beaded centers, and a double Cretan seam below.

This photo shows the heart bead seam on the left, continuing around clockwise is a half buttonhole wheel, and the lace I dyed.  The centre seam of chevron and detached chain flowers with beads and one of the beaded butterfly.  I'm sorry it they look orange, but they really are baby pink colours.


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Townsville Show - Winning Entries

G'day All,

Well I did quiet well at the show.

My entries were:

1. Rosey's Walk - Stumpwork - 1st

2. Lady on a swing - Stumpwork - 2nd (to Rosey's walk)
3. Victorian Pin Cushion - Stumpwork
(sewing accessory) it didn't place

4. Beaded Xmas Ordy (didn't place)
5. Scrapbook page 1st

Two page spread, above is it closed, and below is it open with the kaleidoscope.

6. Sampler Stumpwork Book - 1st


7. Crazy Quilting 6 inch square - 2nd place

So out of my 7 entries I have 3 firsts and 2 seconds.

So to say that I am over the moon is an understatement.