Saturday, October 22
Had a lovely afternoon yesterday painting some lace for my fan quilt.
I took everything outside under the patio, the sun was shinning, the birds in the trees were singing and I had a lovely relaxing time lace painting to my hearts content.
Today it's raining.... what a sudden change in the weather!
So today I started doing the embellishing.
Now that I have started, I can't put it down...
I do one area and just have to go on and do another area, and another.
Oh dear, I can see me getting behind on other things that need doing, like housework!
This is what I've done on block # 1 so far.
Here I have stitched some of my favourite flowers, a wisteria vine and a little clump of Iris flowers.
Embellished a brass fan charm with pink forget-me-not roses and a bow.
The beautiful cameo is stitched onto a machine embroidered metallic motif a friend in the States made and kindly sent me, then finished off with a row of oil slick beads around the cameo.
This is block # 8
I'm not doing the blocks in any particular order, just what I feel like doing at the time.
I left this lace frame motif it's natural colour , I felt as the blocks are pieced up in quite dark colours , this block needed this for a bit of a lift.
The silk print is of Queen Victoria, and finished off with little roses and buds framing the print.
Must go and prepare tonights dinner...
Posted by Julia at 7:15 AM