Wednesday, 27 February 2013

On the 2nd day of Christmas......

My true love gave to me, two Turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.../
Welcome Block 2.


 The block elements are two stitched seams, one gold creten, and the other a combination of gold chevron, and detached buttonhole stitch with straight stitch beside each detached buttonhole, enhanced by gold beads. Stumpwork holly, with needle-lace leaves, wrapped branch and wrapped holly berries.  Goldwork '2' with thread padding, gold kid leather number, and bordered by no 1 gold pearl purl. Two lovely shank buttons, one poinsettia flower and the other the two turtle doves which are stitched through kid leather for extra strength to hold the orny when attached. Lastly two gold braids, and a cluster of gold beads to finish off. The Christmas ornament is ceramic, and is pink and gold on the reverse side. A items I purchased from a Fibers and Fabric's lady at our Christmas fair last year.

 And without the Orny.....
Stumpwork Holly
 And two turtle doves, this is a shank button I picked up at a wonderful craft shop on Norfolk Island.

Had a wonderful time stitching this block, now that's two down ten to go.....
Arlene

7 comments:

Suztats said...

This is fabulous, Arlene! I'm really interested in seeing what elements you use for the 12 Days of Christmas!

wendy said...

How pretty and I love your stitching!

brighid said...

Wow! Your blocks are great. I didn't know the lyrics so I looked them up now I'm really looking foreward to day 12 of Christmas and what you come up with then!

Corema Designs said...

The stumpwork is brilliant , love it

Marjolein said...

The holly leaves look perfect!
Beautiful block!

maya matthew said...

Craftgossip led me to your blog and this wonderful idea that you are exploring for the Crazy Quilt Journal project 2013. I simply love it.

NancyGrace Sims said...

I serendipitously stumbled across your site and have fallen in love with your creations! Thank you for showing and sharing your talents.

BUT I NEED HELP! Your Partridge in a pear tree got me into the site, but I had to search like CRAZY (pun intended) to find the second and third months of your Christmas quilting. PLEASE add CHRISTMAS and 12/TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS as tags to your future postings. I plan on checking back each month while you have finish the whole year of work.

I can hardly wait! Your work is SO BEAUTIFUL!