Monday, February 04, 2008

Took Myself on a Guilt Trip

After posting the lack of progress on this block this morning, I spent most of the afternoon and evening embellishing it. I hope the person I made these embellishments for likes it. The fan is a combination of free embroidery, goldwork, and beading. The seam treatments are pretty easy, but after all the work on the fan, I didn't want to glitz -everything- out. Three more people work on it before it gets back to its owner. In fact, I'll be popping it in the mail to Europe in the morning. The next one for me to work on, a tea cosy, came in the mail yesterday.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Not Much Progress

The quilt block mainly languished this week. I did add a goldwork fan outline and am working on it this weekend, hoping to finish it. When I've got it done, I'll be posting.

Another Month, Another Calendar

This is the last cross stitch round robin piece currently in my possession. It's a series of little fairies. They're small and this one should go really quickly. I know there are a few I still haven't stitched on, but I don't know where they are, so ... when they show up, I'll do them. I'm hoping to have this one out the door within the next couple of weeks.

Quilt Done

This quilt was a scrap random thing that I did a couple of years ago and then left half quilted when I got bored with it. I finished it this week and am letting my husband figure out what to do with it. As per suggestions from a previous post, he may frame it. It's not great work, but it's a kind of cute little nothing.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Crewel Finish

This is an on time finish for my group correspondence course - it'll be mailed on Monday. It's also the last piece in my 25 project challenge. I think overall it came out pretty well. If I'd been thinking about it, I would have reversed to colors of the bullion flowers on the top left and the pink spiky flowers on the bottom. The top lily-looking flower looks a bit skimpy in the full sized photo, but it doesn't in person. My laying and couching to get it straight and exact still needs a bit of work. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out. Now to get it evaluated.

Green Squares

When looking at this picture versus last week's, it took me a minute to see the progress. You'll be able to see a -lot- more with next week's picture. There are several squarish areas bordered with pond scum green floss. Those all got done on the garden this week. There was also some filling in with dark blue, making the garden look less naked. It's getting there. I'll definitely finish off this area before the end of February.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Arches and Columns

This week I got the columns and arches started. Surprisingly for how big this band is, it's going quickly. I'll be introducing another turquoise-ish color in this band; it will be the last color used. I haven't put a deadline on this piece, since I missed the turn in date, but it's going to get done, and at this rate, it'll be done by the end of the summer.