Sunday, February 27, 2011

For the Birds - Cathy K.'s block

This is my work done on Cathy K.'s block. Some seam treatments, an embroidered bird, some trims, lace and crochet, a Brazilian embroidered flower, some silk ribbon daisies with french knot centers, beads, buttons, and a charm. (-;

For the Birds - Cathy K.'s block

This is the "group stitch" block for Cathy K. You can hardly tell what I did on her block, but I did stitch on it - honestly! I backstitched around the leaves with a delicate gold thread and couched down another metallic thread for the stems. It definitely looks better in person - very textured.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

7th of Eight Received

This one is so cute. It came with a story of a woman who wrote a letter to her betrothed who had promised to return for her after leaving to make his fortune. It has a little pocket where her picture fits in and behind the picture is a postage stamp that belonged to the maker's grandfather-in-law. Cute, cute!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

3rd of Eight Received

This one is especially special because it was made from the heart by my friend Laurie. She is a huge "Pride and Predjudice" fan and this, of course, is Darcy. (-; I just love his one. It has been a long time since I've read "Pride and Predjudice" -- I think I'll have to read it again.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

1st of Eight Received

This is one of the little 3-inch valentines that I received back for my valentine's crazy quilt blocks. Isn't it cute! The heart consists of weaved ribbons - something I definitely plan to try on a crazy quilt one of these days.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Estate Sale Find - Featherweight

Look at my new toy! I'm thrilled to death. I've always wanted one of these - probably the finest machine ever made and ultimately collectible! I found this one at an estate sale last Friday. I had the best intentions to buy nothing, but when I saw this I knew I was making probably the largest purchase I've ever made at an estate sale. I love it. It sews like a dream and it's portable. This one was made in 1952 and came with a mess of attachments.