Monday, June 27, 2011

Fish Block

Here is the last of the CQ Round Robin block and it is Pam's Fish Block.

What is a fish block without a frog. Mr Frog was printed on Kona Cotton and sewed to fusible interfacing. Turned right side out and appliqued down with  button hole stitch and outline stitch. Beads were added and a silk ribbon Lily on the pad. Another silk ribbon Lily pad was added to the side. The seam treatments include a piece of tatting, lazy daisy stitch with beads and a fancy button hole stitch by the frog's head.
 The Dragon Fly is fly stitch using Sulky Metallic Threads and beads for the body. To the left is a small dragon fly made with beads and silk ribbon. Beads were added to the seams and Feather Stitch with beads in the corner.
                                                Here is a picture of the block I stitched on.

The whole block. Katy was the first to stitch and she beaded the entire back of the fish, added leaves and the three beautiful flowers with beads. Stunning...
When completed the block is returned to Pam in WA. Pam's first block with two people had their stitching on it was lost in the mail. How sad to lose a beautiful piece of work.. Katy and I make sure the envelope is fully taped with large address labels.
I loved working with this block, it was fun and easy to do.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Mexico Landscape

Thistle flowers in the Desert of Tucumcari, NM

The only plant  that will grow without RAIN!

We have 2 1/2 acres and it is always green with grasses and weeds.
This year we have seen NO RAIN since Jan and temps in the 100's for more
than 14 Days. We are in a  drought and fires all around.

Hi, my name in Dilly and my job is to eat weeds.  What weeds!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cell Phone pocket

A quick and easy cell phone pocket for my sister' Birthday. My sister and hubby visited us a few weeks ago from Cape Cod. She mentioned that most of her slacks did not have pockets and was looking for something to put her phone in.  A little tatting, a few CQ stitches, sew another fabric on top and tuck it inside for a lining. Take some necklace  string and braid it for the length, sew to side of pocket. I need to make one for myself now....