Monday, October 30, 2006

Encrusted CQ - Lesson 2

I've added a few things to my block. having a hard time trying to decide what to do.
I found the piece of gold lace on the right over the weekend. I thought I could embellish that later. I've added just a few beads so you can see where I'm going with that embellishment. Will add more later.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Encrusted CQ - Lesson one

This is lesson one of Sharon's class. I've put together my block and added some trims. I tried to keep the colors and fabrics to a minimum because I want the embellishments to be the focus of the block. I kept adding different fabrics, but they just didn't look right to me. I've done all the stitching by hand (I do have a sewing machine, but really dislike using it.) That's one of the things I like about CQ is that it can be done mostly by hand.
So now that this is done I will spend some time pleasure reading. I bought a book titled "for one more day", by Mitch Albom. I've heard it's a fantastic book and it is just beautiful outside. A little on the warm side, but I will sit on the patio and relax and read for awhile.

Finished Biscornu

I've finished the biscornu. I wanted to get it done before I started Sharon's Encrusted CQ class. This is done on Waterlilly 28 count Jobelan. I used all DMC threads to stitch it.
This morning Yahoo insisted I download Microsoft Explorer 7. Well, It took over and hour to do that. And now I find out I've lost my back button, which I use all the time. Can't find it anywhere. Darn. When I posted this message I only had one picture, so I had to go back and start all over to edit the post and add the second picture. GRRRR!!
Anyway, now I will try to post a picture of my block for Sharon's class

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Front of Biscornu

I've been trying to upload this picture for a few days, but blogger just wouldn't let me. I think the picture is here. All I see is a bunch of letters. Anyway, I've finished this and will try to post the finished project tomorrow.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Peachy Biscornu

I haven't posted for awhile. There's some bad family stuff going down around here and I haven't felt like stitching for a while. But my daughter really read me the riot act and said I need to get back to doing my stitching, so here is what I started on today.

I'm working on this biscornu designed by Carol Tinson, Heirloom Embroderies. It's done on 28 ct Jobelan. As I was working this morning I noticed that I was working on the wrong side. I'm usually very careful about this, but you really notice the difference on the Jobelan. The backstitch vine really looks funny. So I will cut another piece and start over. I can do the frog stitch on the back piece and rework it.
I follow a couple of blogs everyday. Sharon Boggins "In a Minute ago" and Pam Kellogg's "Kitty and Me". Also one I really get a lot of inspiration at is "Rose Cottage by the sea" by Lady Laurie. She has such a wonderful outlook on life.