Friday, April 30, 2010

Floral Heart Finish

I finished something, I finished something!  This week, I completed my floral heart from Marquoir.  It went quickly because it was only four small parts.  I think it came out pretty well, too.  I think I'm going to make it into an ornament.

Parts Finally Done

Yay, I finally finished all the squares of this series in my kaleidoscope mandala!  I need to catch up on a couple other things before I continue it, though.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eggstravagant Exchange

In the temari egg exchange, I got this one from Jean last week.  It makes mine look so amateur!  Hers is gorgeous.  She gave me some hints to help for next time.  Thank you Jean, I'll treasure this.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lacy Finish

I made this pillow for an exchange. It's been sent out, but it's going to Europe, so I'm sure it's in the backlog of mail from the volcano. Anyway, I finished this silk ribbon heart into a pillow with some huge lace I fould. I think it came out pretty well and I hope she likes it when she gets it.

More Shutter

More greens on the shutters done.  Not much else to say.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Second Celtic Block

I got Cathy's Celtic block fairly late in the month and so had about a week to work on it to get it out in time.  No one's fault; it takes a lot of time to go from Australia to the States to Uruguay at the best of times.  Here is the block with its lovely knotwork as I received it.
And here is what I added to it.  To me, the block screamed for shamrocks, so I added some above the heart.  I also added some more Irish crochet flowers and did two seams.  One seam is a back to back fly stitch that looks like knotwork, and the other is a piece of gimp that I thought added well to the block.  I hope Cathy likes the additions.

Thank You Cathy!

I had made a comment here a few months ago that I had a hard time finding cottons, especially solids, here.  Cathy sent me some!  They're gorgeous, and she sent me some trim too.  It was such a wonderful random act of kindness, especially since she had to send it twice - the post office messed up my APO address and put it in the international mail originally.   But it all got here in great condition and I'll start using it immediately.

Thank you Cathy!