Sunday, February 27, 2011
This is my work done on Cathy K.'s block. Some seam treatments, an embroidered bird, some trims, lace and crochet, a Brazilian embroidered flower, some silk ribbon daisies with french knot centers, beads, buttons, and a charm. (-;
This is the "group stitch" block for Cathy K. You can hardly tell what I did on her block, but I did stitch on it - honestly! I backstitched around the leaves with a delicate gold thread and couched down another metallic thread for the stems. It definitely looks better in person - very textured.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
This one is so cute. It came with a story of a woman who wrote a letter to her betrothed who had promised to return for her after leaving to make his fortune. It has a little pocket where her picture fits in and behind the picture is a postage stamp that belonged to the maker's grandfather-in-law. Cute, cute!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This one is especially special because it was made from the heart by my friend Laurie. She is a huge "Pride and Predjudice" fan and this, of course, is Darcy. (-; I just love his one. It has been a long time since I've read "Pride and Predjudice" -- I think I'll have to read it again.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
This is one of the little 3-inch valentines that I received back for my valentine's crazy quilt blocks. Isn't it cute! The heart consists of weaved ribbons - something I definitely plan to try on a crazy quilt one of these days.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Look at my new toy! I'm thrilled to death. I've always wanted one of these - probably the finest machine ever made and ultimately collectible! I found this one at an estate sale last Friday. I had the best intentions to buy nothing, but when I saw this I knew I was making probably the largest purchase I've ever made at an estate sale. I love it. It sews like a dream and it's portable. This one was made in 1952 and came with a mess of attachments.