Friday, February 16, 2007

SRE buttons and Lilli

Here is our little puppy Lilli, Actually she's 11 years old and needs a bath here in this picture.
She uses the bottom of the tables as a pillow. I can't imagine how that can be comfortable, but when she's asleep the house could blow up and she'd never know it.

I never know how these pictures will arrange themselves so I hope this post will be ok.
I've decided to do some SRE buttons. I would like to get some done for Easter, so I will be working on these for a while. I also want to try Pam Kellog's idea of using waste canvas to do the feather stitch. I might work on that later.
Anyway here is my first attempt at the buttons.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Unique block and TAST

I've finished with this block. It was fun and interesting to work on. I never thought I would put sequins on a block, but this just seemed to need the glitz. And I couldn't resist, there seemed to be every color put purple so I just had to add some.

This next picture is of a hand painted doily from Kitty and Me. It took me a long time to decide what to do with it. And then I thought a unique block needed a unique button, so I found this in my stash. This may actually be an UGLY button.

This picture shows the Chevron stitch from Sharon's Tast of last week. It's kind of hard to see because of the wonderful red,white and blue apples. This week Sharon did the Algerian eye which I have used many times in needlepoint and hardanger projects. Needless to say I'm a week behind on the TAST

Here is a picture of the finished block. AS I said this was really interesting and a challenge. I really liked the way it turned out. This block made me think in other directions. I decided to put some sequins on and in Sharon's Encrusted class she gave us directions to use them in different ways as in the horizontal strip above the red white and blue apples. I'mnot sure how the pictures will line up when I post this, but here goes.