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Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 8:59 PM
Subject: flowers & mini Purnie
A blog containing my thoughts on every day occurrrences in my life, and my passion/obsession with Crazy quilting; traditional quilting and other forms of embroidery; My ideas for new projects and my completed and yet to be completed ones. I warn you: it won't all be needlework related!
As part of group 19 FAT Plus sized Inchie swap,I chose midnight blue with silver for my colour choice.
The top set was the first set I made,but these did a detour to USA with the hope they might be included in a magazine photo-shoot.
As they seem to taking a loooooooooooong time to return home,and I've committed to a Swap with other FAT members,I thought I'd better attempt a second batch----
And the lower photo is the result.
After seeing the quality of the two sets I've received,I feel that I should attempt a third batch,
I've run out of time!
Posted by Maureen at 3:36 pm
Today's mail delivered two surprises.........both green ....
The first,is a truly dainty set of PSIs from a FAT (Fiber Art Trader) , Diane B from
Three of the four feature small metallic charms applied to machine stitched/quilted backgrounds;
Isn't that spray of flowers cute?(my favourite)
The fourth block is a shaker block:
Diane has applied a layer of organza over a sprinkling of loose stars.
I need to find out how Diane attached those shapes---craft glue? heat fix?
from Susan N of Art2Mail group 29 sent me this "Curves on strips" postcard.!
A clever use of strips of fabric ranging from apricot through to deepest green, and machine quilted in curving lines,with a rainbow variegated thread.
I may be wrong,but it looks to me as though at least one of the fabrics used may have been sun dyed.
Also in today's mail..........was my ISP account!!
I'm glad I looked at my treasures first.
Posted by Maureen at 3:16 pm
Posted by Maureen at 2:53 pm
Two more beauties arrived in the mailbox today.......
The upper one is from Marylee D in CA :
She has appliqued two fabrics to a third/foundation to produce a great picture.
The beading across the figure's chest and the strand of beads being held add extra dimension.
It's great!! Thank you!
This second leaf shaped card comes from RoslynP in NSW.
Ros and I have participated in several swaps together.
It's obvious that Ros is better with her machine than I!
Apart from Ozpost attempting to cancel on the front of the leaf,it travelled exceptionally well.
The lady-bird beetle is so cute!
Ros..did you place an extra layer of fine batting under the beetle,or is it the quilting that gives it extra depth?
And hey! you should see Ros' lovely neat printing....it makes mine look like chicken scratch!
Thanks Marylee & Ros
Posted by Maureen at 3:14 pm
Last weekend I was complaining about how the cova-crete ended up being two shades.
Fingers crossed,it's been repaired!
Bart came back on Friday and re-applied a generous coating of sealant.
No rain last night.....so,hopefully that's one less hassle.
Posted by Maureen at 2:13 pm
A few years ago,a dear friend was bitten by the stitching bug,and amongst other forms(of stitching) she decided she would try BDE (Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery)
After a while,she decided this was not her "thing",and I have benefitted.
Today,she came to visit and this is part of what she gave me
To say I'm overwhelmed by her generousity is putting it mildly;
I've always loved Stumpwork....(not that I have much to show for my attempts so far)
Hopefully I can produce some worthwhile specimens in the future.
Thank you Gail!
p.s. some time back I blogged photos of three BDE pieces I did for her,I haven't found them in the archives as yet,but Dec10,2005,shows a Swingle I made her from some kimono fabric she gave me
Posted by Maureen at 12:55 pm