Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Project (cont'd)

This is the next block that I am working on.
This is going to be fun, trying out all those different stitches and variations.
I like looking a different eye candys and pics and love trying the stitches in the pics, although somehow or all the time, it turns out totally different, guess I can call it my own then! Right!!!

My New Project

This is my recent project that I am working on (slowly) at the moment. Sorry I didn't take a photo of it naked first. I am making myself a king size quilt. I have never made myself anything since I started quilting and crazy quilting.
OK!! What I have decided to do is just to do seam embellishments, no beads or buttons. I guess it will be a bit uncomfortable to lie on with all the beads and buttons.I'm not quite sure yet, weather I am going to do embroidery in the blank spaces but will decide when I have done a few blocks, but I like what I do see at the moment. Please leave a comment on your thoughts.
Anyhow here is the first block that I have completed. I have decided on 10"blocks. Gosh this block took me forever to do. Probably because I have a 15 month old girl that I have been caring for, for the last 9 months and I am finding it hard to do some stitching although, I try to stay up late at night after I have put her down.
As I am still a beginner, a newbie, this is a great place for me to learn all the different stitches and different variations. Will keep you updated.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Wow!!!! Jo in NZ is having yet again, a fabulous giveaway, ever, to celebrate her 600th blog post. Woohoo congradulations Jo!!!

If you haven't seen her blog, please go and have a look:

She also has an Etsy shop,, where she sells her unique items, eg: Pedastal Pinchions, Keyring card holders, Embroidered fabric postcards, embellished christmas ornaments and many other fantastic items.

She also has another Etsy shop , where she carries some items any Crazy Quilter would die for. Here she sells Vintage embroided Doilies, Tatted Doilies, Vintage hand embroidered tray cloth and many fabulous items.

Thankyou Jo for all your inspirations, and information on your blog, you are the best!!!!

In the maori (NZ) language - Ka tino pai to mahi Jo.

English - A very good job Jo.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ocean Blue RR, Kay's Block

This is Kay's whole block completed by Joeclyn, Marcia, Linda Burton and myself.

This is what I had done. This was my first try at tatting. I started off with something easy which are the butterflys. I added the the straight stitches for the vines then lastly added the button beads to the vines. The seam embellishment just on the right, I did lazy daisy stitches with French knots and lastly added the light blue flower beads.
My seam embellishment is the zig zag chain with sequins and a bead added in the centre of the sequin.

This is the work of Jocelyn, she does beautiful embroidery, this is her trade mark, love the unicorn. She also did the Open cretan seam embellishment.

Marcia put a lovely blue bead and it is soooo gorgeous. It looks so elegant and she also did the chain stitch seam embellishment with the straight stitches and beads.

Linda Burton did this beautiful long vined silk flower, love her work and she also did the seam embellishment on the right, just beautiful.