Saturday, January 10, 2009

Carol L Romance Block

This is the Fifth Block in the Crazy For Quilting Group Romance Block Round Robin. I usually write a quote or poem from my Romance Block. The block didn't have enough room for me to write one on this block since I was the fifth person to work on the block. I instead decided to a Red Beaded feather stitch on the seam in a bugler bead. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do because I was still trying to get my quote on the block but that wasn't going to work so I had to figure something else out. I instead decided to put a tree with Red Beaded Flowers or Cherries which ever you think it might be. I made a similar tree in a Purple version and a different style of tree in red also. This Round Robin is almost done. If I get my block back by Valentine's Day it will be about One Year since it started. I will be glad to see my block come home soon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas Cracker CQI

We exchanged a European Tradition in Gift Giving or Exchanges in the Crazy Quilting International Yahoo Group. The are called Christmas Crackers. The traditional crackers have some kind of small gift in them. That is not the same in the Crazy Quilt world. The Crackers came filled with fabric, beads, thread, Seasonal image and what ever else we could fit in that little tube we sent out. I received 2 different ones. The first one on the left is the outside cover to middle photo. The outside cover is a quilt block in itself that I will embellish at a later time. I received different types of thread, a least 3 to 4 kinds of different beads or bugler beads. A beautiful Silkie of a Lady in the Park I think.
The Second Cracker I forgot to take a picture of the outside cover but it was just as pretty. I received many different fabrics in many different textures. I received a needle case, was I glad for that after Valentine's Day Emergency Vet trip with Chase. No more needle swallowing at our house, keep all needles in a case of some kind please. At least 2 to 3 kinds of beads& threads to work with. I do remember that The Silkie with The Girl and Flower were on the outside with a Peach or Pink Satin Fabric.
I would like to thank Debbie and Carrie for the wonderful Christmas Crackers that were sent to my home this Christmas. I made Christmas night much more fun this year because we decided to wait and give each other gifts later.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

12 Dozen Stitches in 12 months

The following tiny is the first of two dozen stitch combinations that are available on the HGTV CQ Quilting challenges for 2009. I am going to start a stitch book to keep track of the new stitches that I learn this year and keep a direction guide for each one so that I can remember them. Sorry that I can't put a picture with this tiny yet but will in a few days.