Sunday, January 24, 2010

Red Colour Study/My Naked Blocks

These 2 blocks is for a Red Colour Study, which is a round robin that is happening in the group for CQ4Newbies.
It was quite a mission trying to work out the blocks. It is rather a challenge.
Anyhow now the blocks are done the next challenge for me is how am I going to embellish these blocks .....
Gosh I'm going to have fun trying to work this one out ... Going to love it!!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Season to Season/Fall - Beryl's Block Before.

I am participating in a swap called Season to Season in a group called CQ4Newbies.
This is the fall block and this lovely block belongs to Beryl.
Beryl, I love the colour choices you have chosen. Hopefully, I can do a good job on your block, as you have done exceptional stitching on it.

Season To Season/Fall - Beryl's Block After

Here is Beryl's block completed - I do hope she likes what I done.
I stemed stitch the word fall onto it, then I did the Closed fly stitch for the leaves. The flowers above the word Fall are Detatched chain stitch finished off with beads.
The seam treatment below is a curved stem stitch, added is the flower beads with a bead in the centre, again with the green Detatched chain stitch.

Here I made a topiary of roses which is a mixture of the Spiderweb rose, Sweetheart rose, and the Twirled rose.
The basket was weaved onto the block.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blue Study RR 2009

This is my Blue Block that I received after the RR.
I didn't actually get my block back, but this one is just as gorgeous, thanks to Rebecca!!! Didn't she do an excellent job, love everything that she done on it, thankyou sooooo much Rebecca, I love it.

Season to Season/Winter

Here is my Winter Season to Season block, half finished block. I've had it finished for some time now and only found the photo. Hope you all like.
I don't know why the colour scheme ended up how it is, pink and blues, it just happened, and actually, it turned out ok.
Now just waiting on whos block I am going to work on, I'm so excited!!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy New Year

I lijke to say a belated Happy New Year to everyone.
I haven't blogged for quite some time due to family circumstances that arose during the end of last year. I haven't been able to do any stitching either since then, but things are going to change.
My husband was diaognosed with lung cancer around November '09 and that really threw the both of us. It did take some time to come to terms with it and to actually accept it.
This year, things are looking promising. The surgeons have suggested that they will operate but they are frightened that the tumor is to close to the heart so DH has to go for a test where they will put a telescope through his ribs to see where the tumor is. They are also frightened that the tumor maybe spreading up his chest so they are going to put another telescope down his throat to look at his chest.
Now, hopefully things work out OK, the surgeon did say, that if it is close to his heart they will be able to do radiation and shrink the tumor then will be able to operate.
If its spread to his chest then they will do chemo.
I know that the Lord is with us at this time and we are both thinking positive.
It only threw me a bit when I found out as I had to care for my mother when she had lung cancer and it wasn't pretty.
The good thing with DH, he is young enough to go through chemo, radiation and operation where my mother was old and frail

Now with the new year upon us all, I have since pulled out my CQ and started stitching.
I forgot how calming it can be and very healing.
So hopefully I will put some of my work on my page.

Again, everyone a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2010