playing with needles, fibers, and fabrics

I’ve finished embellishing Renee’s block. Here’s what it looked like when I got it:

And here’s what it looks like finished:

The fabrics in this block are so pretty that I decided to go with fairly simple embellishments. I used buttonhole stitch, laced buttonhole stitch, feather stitch, herringbone stitch, and side by side fly stitches, mostly in gold thread. Unfortunately, the gold doesn’t really show up well in the photo. In any case, this block will go out in tomorrow’s mail.



I’ve finally finished embellishing the first of the two blocks I received for the Round Robin. Here’s how Debbie’s block looked before I started:

And here’s how it looks now:

Today I received the blocks that I am to embroider for Kathy Shaw’s Rectangular Round Robin.

Now I just need to decide how to embellish them.

The latest block in my crazy quilt project. Stitches used include straight stitch, detached chain stitch, feather stitch, buttonhole stitch and french knots.

Take a Stitch Tuesday 2012 Challenge Information page – Challenges – Pin Tangle.

This is the main page for the 2012 TAST challenge. I’m going to play along this year. Are you?

Evolution of an Embroidery Pattern – Needle’ Mary Corbet’s playing with a snowflake design that’s quite lovely in all its forms.

This is the first time I’ve participated in anything like this. It’s being run by Kathy Shaw of ShawKL. Basically, each of us makes three blocks and mails them to her. She keeps one to embellish and send back, and sends the others to two other people who will embellish them and send them back to the people who made them. So here are the three blocks I’ve made: