While on vacation, I did get some stitching time in, although not nearly as much as I had hoped. It was one of the fastest weeks I’ve ever spent, and it seemed that there was always something happening. Anyway ... this is the Autumn Round Robin block that I did for Rita. I loved her colors!
Starting in the upper left, the vintage embroidery came from a large floral piece given to me by a friend at Wheeler Farm. It was originally on black tulle that shredded whenever it was touched. So I removed it from the netting and have begun using pieces here and there by simply tacking them on as I did here.
The wreath is made of tiny scraps of leftover silk ribbon bits (some as little as a half inch). I tacked them on with thread over a circular wreath base stitched with gold Kreinik braid in a feather stitch.
A funky owl on a branch and floral arrangement in the center.
Another vintage snippet; this time it’s a crocheted daisy. The center is a pre-made sequin and bead flower. Some basic seam stitching (which was actually done first) completes the block.
We are taking a round robin break at CQI for the month of December. Over the past years, we’ve learned that it’s not wise to tempt fate with our blocks when the world is in a Christmas mailing frenzy! These blocks did get mailed off today (it’s still November, after all!) to the next stitcher, but I will probably be without round robin blocks to stitch on for December. But that works out great; I plan to finish up the Tea Time wall hanging and do some CQ Christmas ornaments.
I’ve got lots to post over the next several days, so take care and check back soon!