Posts from the ‘Beading’ Category

04 24 2011

On Sewbuds we are doing a cq rr. The blocks that get sent around can be brand new, or already worked one. The way we are organizing it is that all blocks just keep going till the owner decides it’s full. When she pulls it out of circulation, another one can go in, and at any time a new person can jump into the rotation, as long as there is a month’s notice so that we can adjust the rotation .

This is Cris R.’s block. She did the cross stitched pansy and the blackwork butterflyl Take a good look here cause they are done on 14 count waste canvas but look smaller to me..perfect stitching.

This is Susan N.’s work on the same block:Her stitches are so even and perfect too….and i love the thread. She said that it was SassaLynne thread.

And the next o scan is my work. I added a little bit of a piece of lace to the top patch and put down a string of pale pinky-lavender beads. Susan sent me the lace. The long seam is also a piece of lace that i cut into small sections in order to scallop it the way that you see it here. Originally it was a straight piece of lace on one side and scalloped on the other. Using laces is a bit of a stretch for me.


04 23 2011

Here’s a holiday card..made with an offcut from a machine being demonstrated at a local sewing shop. The offcut is the green background. They were making green trees, and i asked for the offcuts. Amy is about the sweetest person i know and gave them to me. Two years later, this is the card that got made from the first cut.

The offcut already had fusible web on the back, so it got ironed onto the red fabric square. The red was fused to some medium weight pellon prior to having the offcut put on..then a machine buttonhole all around the inner edge of the red tree ..some beading…then the backing. The backing fabric was fused to paper fusible, and ironed onto the card. A very close and wide zig zag finished the edges rather well. There are a few fuzzies but they will be cut off.

With three or four more of these offcuts there is room to play with embellishments on the tree.

04 17 2011

Here is a scan of the work i did on Susan N.’s block. I am done now and the block will get mailed to Jane C. tomorrow!

04 17 2011

Susan N. block ,unadorned, and also with some work by me. Susan really likes things simple and that’s what i tired to too sure how successfully. Couldn;t resist the row of beading and that may be too heavy for Susan;s taste. I like it though, reminds me of wheat ears..

02 11 2011(3)

Here are some scans of two patch robin blocks…i have mine back as it was quite small….when i see it again i will make more scans of it….my sewing room is pretty much a hazardous area…..
at any rate, there were three of us and the idea was that we each started our block with one patch and a
motif, then sent in on,. The next person would put on a patch and a motif, and so on around till it was filled. My little block was only about 6 by 8 if that, dorothy’s is fully 10 inches square if not a little more, and Rose Anne’s is a bit smaller than that. Rose Anne’s block is the one you will see first…she started with a wonderful tan patch with a spider and web…she does really amazing work…Dorothy did the feather stitch heart and the leaf outline and RA put the stars and angel on the dark green patch and aslo the incredible beaded dragonfly. She also put on some great tatting…. I did whatever else is on the block….the button and bead cluster, the three charms -fairy and two dragonflies, the crocheted rose, the big embroidered leaf cluster with the purple crochet flower and the string of beads meandering around the edges of the angel patch and down toward the bead cluster…

here are the crochet pansies Dorothy did on RA’s block…so delicate and wonderful pale colors..

here is Dorothy’s block, at least all of it that would fit on the scanner…..
Dorothy did the the first patch, a beautiful upholstery fabric that was a dream to embroider through, it;s the center one that is mostly blue and yellow and has the paisley embroidered on it….i did all the beading within the paisley and around it….also put the white patch on to the left and did the beading on that patch. The colors in the upholstery fabric patch made me think of the french meditteranean and so in the white beaded patch i tried to make it wavy and foamy like water shining in the sun. RA did amazing tatting and put on the lovely lovely lovey fan…..Dorothy added her beautiful pansies and i added the light blue patch you see at the botton(i think you can only see some of it..)

04 11 2010 FFT#12, Sandy’s block my work

Here is the block that Sandy is sending around in our round robin….i worked on three patches….one below the central patch, part of the central patch, and on the upper right…..

02 25 2010 FFT#12 Dee’s block

Well, managed to get a scan of the central patch on Dee’s block before the desktop died again…..tried for several hours last night and again this morning to get the scanner to work with the laptop…no luck! I would like to say “oh well” and indicate that i am just as calm as can be ….but that would be a….i’m semi calm now but overall the morning has been frustrating! And, we are snowing all over the place with a possible 12 inches over the next week, 7 or 8 of that in the next day or two! I’m a hair sick of being basically housebound, even though there are gazillions of things here to do!

This is a small patch, the butterfly was printed and i re-embroidered and beaded it…there were black lines on the winges and lots of little black dots around the outside…i replaced them with french knots around the outside and some french knots on the lower wings.I sure do hope Dee likes this.