Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What I've been working on July 23

The projects I have been working on besides the dollhouse are these two blocks. The first is one of my peacock blocks. Have been trying out lots of stitches using the book "Elegant Stitches" by Judyth Montano. The scroll stitch, maidenhair stitch, a combination of lazy daisy and featherstitch, double chevron, a russian chain stitch, and the loop stitch. The peacock applique I bought on ebay, along with several others. This is an oriental block I am planning to use in a oriental throw. Here have started with a cherry tree covered with blossoms, a chain stitch and bead seam treatments. Have started a cluster of SRE flowers. These are the ones I did while making the videos. Will be adding to that now that have the cherry tree done. Oh and will probably add more to the cretan stitch I did on another seam.
Tommorow will be getting ready to go on a camping trip to a lake not too far away. SIL has rented cabins so won't be roughing it too much. I have already packed my tackle box. Of course it is full of beads and threads and silk ribbon, not fishing tackle. Have all my peacock blocks to work on in my little minnow bucket.

I'll also be taking a card table to work on doll house furniture and have some fabric peices in case inspiration hits me for more little pillows or things to use in the doll house. Maybe will have some more pics and interesting stories when i get back.


Charlene said...

Very nice, pretty blocks. How many peacock blocks have you done?

Susan said...

Really great blocks. I love the embellishing on the feather stitch on the left side of the first block. The cherry tree looks great, too. I always like tree and branch-looking things.

Maddie Can Fly said...

Love the peacock and can't wait to see more.

JK said...

These are beautiful! I was looking at your peacock and was wondering did you do all the sequins on him? Also, after seeing your seam treatments, I am going to have to add Elegant Stitches to my library. You did really beautiful work on that hon!

Thanks for answering my questions about the doll house. Hopefully “Antonio the Plumber is better at the miniature house then some of his peccadilloes on the real house! ;)

Lin Moon said...

I just love this block! I used the exact same sequins for my cherry tree which you can see here
Great minds think alike! Do you have a source for these sequins? I broke down and used all but 4 of mine, sniff, sniff....

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