Monday, January 18, 2016

Appliqued butterflies, CQ Lady, Tatted 30's doily and flower

The geranium brightens up the room during this cold winter day! We still have snow patches but not like 80 miles to the south were some roads are not plowed with 4 foot drifts and some 6 foot on both sides of the road.

Finished the hand appliqued butterflies on flowers. They get lost in the green fabric so I will sashed them with black. It will be a runner to hang on the back of my long table the TV sits on. Will cover up the cords and brighten the area up.

This is my first hexagon block completed. There are a few different ways to finish it and attach to more hexes. It is one of a series of blocks in Kathy Shawkl's classes.

Here is a doily made during the 1930's by a relative. When the thread ran out they just tied a knot and went on. One can see some of the tuffs of thread. Still beautifully tatted.

I am hooking up with Susan Flemming's Super Mom No Cape


CathieJ said...

What an absolutely gorgeous tatted doily and what a wonderful way to preserve it. I think your beautifully stitched flowers can brighten any room even better than that geranium.

FlashinScissors said...

Lovely patchwork, and the lady with the hat looks fantastic. Great tatted doily too. I guess people were more practical in the 30's than we are today, and the knots don't detract from the beauty of the tatting in the slightest!

Such a sweet photo for your header - I love to see the sparrows in our garden too, and was only taking some more photos of them a couple of days ago!

Barbara xx

SuperMomNoCape said...

Oh I love those butterflies on flowers blocks! Once finished into the table runner, they are certain to create a bright, cheerful cover-up for the TV cords and cables.

Your CQ block is beautiful!

The tatted doily is lovely as well. What a treasure to have!

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!

Batty Tatter said...

I have a few tatted doilys that have the same problem with tied and cut ends. I put a dab of Fray Check on those ends to keep them from fraying further. Then you can snip them short. Your projects are lovely. So too the doily.