It was a busy day today, but somehow busy days often become productive stitching days, despite errands and other obligations. My granddaughter London (now a big girl of 20 months) spent the day, and we visited the Farm in the morning. Her hands-down favorite was the cows (maybe because Grammy is also biased toward cows?!?), but the piglets and horses were also hits.
Bruce and I went out to dinner tonight to celebrate his birthday, and then settled in for the evening. I stitched, and was able to finish the block for Connie in our “For the Birds” round robin. In addition, I completed my portion of the group block.
This is the full six-inch block that I stitched. The apple in the lower left is velvet, with a velvet leaf. Connie asked that we use the colors in the fabrics of the blocks, but to also try to coordinate with colors from other blocks. Two of her blocks are primarily red-green-gold like this one, two are purple-yellow-green, and the other two are green-brown-blue with yellow-gold bits. So... I added purple to this block as well as a small bow of yellow.
And this is the group block. Nicki Lee had the block first, and added the blue lace with embellishments. I added everything else, going overboard a bit. For some reason, I thought there was only one lady stitching after me on this one, so I did a lot. Then when I was done, I realized that there were two ladies to stitch on it after me, so I’ve hogged too much of the space (sorry Janet and Cathy L!!)
My Name That Doll contest is still running through Friday. I would love to have you help me select a name for my lovely new Hankie Couture doll. Check out the post here and leave a comment with your name suggestion(s). Thanks!