Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday evening 10/24/07

Wanted to check in tonight to say that I am enjoying working on a block for a Bead RR that I am participating in. I will put pictures on my blog when I have finished my work on it. The block is a beautiful one. It is a joy to work on it.

I am going to start another blog aside from this one. This one will stay for my crazy quilt and embellishing block and enjoy with all my friends involved in it. But I do so much sewing for dolls as we sell them on eBay, that I am going to have a blog for that, so as to not bore you with all those things also. I also think that it will be well for our business to have that blog available to our eBay customers so they can see all about us! Right now, I wouldn't want any to see my sewing room! LOL

I will be out tomorrow and maybe for much of the weekend. I hope all of you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather that we are having. The trees are turning color and there is a cool brisk breeze in the air.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Husband's birthday

Yesterday, October 18 was my husband's birthday (70) and he is bemoaning the fact! But I enjoyed teasing him a little as he always teases me. (I am a few months older than he is).

We celebrated by having 1/2 of a day of fun by getting eBay out of the way and then drove out of town to dinner. Really enjoyed ourselves. We never do that!

So I haven't stitched, haven't anything to show tonight. Perhaps tomorrow.................

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pumpkins I made last year

Finally I believe FALL is here!

Several things have put me in the fall mood. I love this time of year. I am much too hot all summer, so now I can enjoy the coolness and the breeze, while everyone else is getting out their jackets and sweaters.

Here is a picture of my new fall decoration for my home. I was in an Orange block RR recently and I used it to make my pumpkin. I was able to cut 3 panels (6 total in pumpkin) out of the block and then used matching dupioni silk for the other 3. A little embellishing on the seams with orange Hannah silk ribbon, and a stem from the backyard finished it off!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

This is another bead RR block, my second one to work on. I added the berries across the top left and the bead treatment above them. Also the irridescent flowers below it. And then the seam treatment vertical of blue beads. This is called 'cross stitch' in the bead book. First time I have done it, and it was fun, but my old stiff fingers had a time holding onto the beads!

Second block I have worked on in Bead RR

The block I have worked on - I added a print of a lady and put ruched ribbon around her. I also made a beaded flower with leaves beside her in the corner. Since this is my first block to work on, I hesitated to do more. But I am learning.

A block I have worked on

My block for the Bead RR 2 people have worked on it

Bead RR pictures

I mentioned a few days ago that I am in a Bead RR in the CQInternational group. I am going to post some pictures of my block and also the ones I am working on as I go along. It is fun to decide what you can do with just beads! Some of them say it is o.k. to use stitching and beads together. So ........................

Saturday, October 13, 2007

My pumpkin

For the last few days, I have been making a pumpkin. I need to add the leaves and the stem and then I will post a picture of it.

My Southern Belle Lady

I have been working on the SRE on this wall hanging for about 6 or 7 months. It was an old transfer that I found at an estate sale. It had never been used and I was able to stamp it off on silk. It is 26" square !! The original transfer had stalks of holly hock flowers around her, but I chose to put lots of flowers like she is walking through a garden. The only beading I have done is the fringe on her parasol. I am looking for a large oval frame with curved glass to have it framed. If anyone has one for sale, please email me. I'm interested!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bead RR

I am involved in a Bead RR with several friends in CQI. I am enjoying it a lot and will try to post pictures of some of the blocks, (when I learn how). LOL