Saturday, July 29, 2006


Here is a picture of Debbies block in the DYB RR.

I don't think you can tell but I beaded the rose in the center and used rayon thread to outline the leaves. It is very pretty fabric. I really wanted that to be the focal point in the block so kept the rest simple.

And of course I added a lavender butterfly charm. These butterfly charms are from "Pure Allure" and have a swarovski crystal in the center. I put one on each block that I have done so far in this RR.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Heart from Maire

Finally! Here is a picture of the heart that I received from Maire.

I think I should start finishing these up so I can show them off instead of them sitting on my sewing room table. I was planning on a wall hanging, then changed my mind to a swag of some sort, now I'm not too sure again! But that's me. Fickle!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Another Heart

I received another heart on Saturday that I didn't post a picture of. This one is from Maire. Isn't it a beauty! And what a great parasol!!

Well this is a bit of a tease. Blogger won't let me put a picture in the post. I hope I get a chance later in the day to try again.

Monday, July 24, 2006

More Chain of Hearts

Here is another heart that I received. This one is from Wilma in Holland. What great stitches!! And who can't love a rose!

I think I need to do more work in blues. My Aunt gave me some sparkly blue thread that is beautiful! It would be great to weave through some stitches.

Chain of Hearts

I received a few more hearts with the chain of hearts group. Since I have been having a problem loading pictures and words at the same time I am going to put up each individually. Lets see if this helps.

This heart is from Gayle. It is a Christmas heart. Great seam treatment and there are beads all around the label. Isn't that a cute kitty?

Friday, July 21, 2006


I mentioned quite some time ago that I was participating in a DYB RR. This is where you embellish an entire block and pass it on. These are 6 inch blocks. I've already posted a picture of the block I did for Leslie. This block is the one I did for Hideko.
I think these are actually easier to work on than an ordinary RR where you work a few seams or motif. Sometimes it is hard to add on to someone elses work.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

More Hearts

I spoke too soon before. As I clicked on "publish post" there was that familiar voice over my shoulder "Can I go on?". But I'm back for a few minutes.

Here are a few more pictures of hearts that I have made. These hearts have already been sent to their new homes.

The top heart (#13) went to Candji.

The bottom heart (#12) went to Maire.

These heart are still a lot of fun to make and trade!

Christmas in July

I have not posted anything in such a long time. The kids are home from school for the summer and then one computer wasn't working for quite a while. That meant that 5 of us were "sharing" one computer! Not fun.

I have done some cq work. I have made a few more hearts for the chain of hearts group. These 2 pictures are of the Christmas ones. I have made a few more that aren't embellished yet.

The first heart has already found a new home with Gayle.

Hopefully I'll be back with more photos before the teens wake up!