Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More Men in Hats

  1. Still A Contramano at the Hipodrome.  This was a birthday party for Uruguay - as this year is Uruguay's bicentennial. 









All A-Heart

The heart's finished and is ready to mail off to its final destination.  The pattern is from Gazzette 94.  They have a lot of neat little things!  

Monday, May 30, 2011

Checkerboarded

One ninth of the Purple Garden is done.  Now off to the second part.  

The Wrong Way - Hipodromo

During Carnaval, there was a bicentennial performance at the Hipodromo, the local race track and casino.  These pictures of A Contramano (the wrong way) are from that.  I think they should be called Men in Hats.  Anyway, A Contramano is one of the most beloved murgas in Uruguay. 

And now that Andreas has his new computer and is able to process his photos faster, I've got local color pictures!





Bogged Down

I feel so bogged down on this piece.  After almost a year, I'm still on page one!  Granted, I'm almost done with page one, but still... I'm so slow.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Banner Week

I got more done on the banner this week.  There's a bit of skirt that I managed, too.  I'm in the home stretch, right?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another Wedding Gift Temari

This is the second of the two temari I made for the bridal shower.  I gave it to Danielle. who loves pink and black and always wears the most fashionable, bright colors.  I hope she and Maurice have a great life together and enjoy their first post together in Central America in the autumn.

The temari is a new type for me - wrapped bands and then stitching over them.  I think it came out great.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Time for a Hilton

Okay, so it's a lot of Hilton stitches.  They're all placed, though, and ready to be interspersed with satin stitches next round.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Temari for a Joining

Just over a week ago, I attended a bridal shower for Danielle and Christel, who are both getting married in the States this summer.  This is the temari I made for Christel.  Her favorite color is pink and her fiance's is blue.

Last of the Baby Clothes

 Here are the rest of the clothes that were dyed at Florine's baby shower.  They're all packed up and ready to mail back to Florida to await delivery.





Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Peaches and Shutters

I added some peach to the top area of the house and started in on two sets of shutters.  It's feeling good to be more than halfway done.

More Creative Baby Clothes

As you can see from these clothes, the participants have decided views about the baby!  The clothes are cuter in person, too.  One more post tomorrow with the last of the cuteness.  None of these people had done any kind of fabric art before, so this proves it's doable by anyone.







Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Three of Four

And another leaf done, this one in a medieval filling stitch.  One more leaf then on to the background!

Colorful Baby

Our backyard was the location of a baby shower recently.  One of our friends, Florine, and her husband, are expecting their first child in October. Since they leave Uruguay in a few weeks, we decided to have a baby shower.  Instead of the usual games, we played "paint the baby clothes".  These are some of the results.  Every guest made something.  The rest will show up in posts over the next couple of days.