Tuesday, October 24, 2006


table runner

Finally I succeeded in putting up ths close up, with the little "Australian made" tag. Took me three days to do this. The Blog doesn't like me !!!!!>

Friday, October 20, 2006


Marys table runner

This is part of the table runner I just comleted and sent to my sister in Wales. Another close up to follow ( if I can) I had great fun doing this. Margaret

Monday, October 16, 2006


Updating CQRR06

With a slight confusion resulting from some people getting two blocks to work on at the same time,I feel it's time to remind people of the order in which the blocks are meant to travel!
7.. Ros/Rozhearts
8..Jo in NZ
12.. Maureen/luvs2cq

As you can see,it's a "post down the list",with #12 (me) mailing to #1 (Becky).

So Joma,as you have received Helen's and Sharon's blocks,I hope you're working on Helen's FIRST!
And that you mail Helen's block(s) before (you mail)Sharon's.

Jo.. as we're giving Evie a bit of breathing space, how about you mailing Jammie's block(s) to Margaret/dreamer?
email me if you want her home postal addie.

Sharon how many blocks are you swamped with....my guesstimate says THREE!
If that's the case,do you want/need a break?

Oh dear .this is getting confusing!
PLEASE everyone EMAIL or PM me with your status,so I can endeavour to sort out the tangle.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Becky's Block

Here is Becky's Block. I have stitched a birdbath in bullion stitch with a couple of blackbirds dropping in for a drink. On the seam I used feather stitch in a Colour Streams silk "Venetian Sunset", wonderful yellows, oranges, reds and purples, and crawling across the stitching is an orange ladybeetle bead. Just perfect for this block!!! Hope you like what I have done Becky!

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Joma's Block

I have only worked on one of Joma's blocks, the rectangular block.
On this block I chose to do a branch of wistaria. Worked in French knots with variegated mauve thread for the flowers , Edmar glory for the leaves using detached chainstitch for the leaves and stem stitch for the leaf bracts and and chain stitch to create the branch using DMC cotton. I also worked on one seam doing a leafy trail and two bright yellow flowers with red centres. This is shaping up to be a real flowery treat.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Jam Mams block

Here is the work done on one of Jammies blocks. I actually really enjoyed doing the white on white. Didn't have to angst about colour choice at all!!
I added the fargo rose and pearl trail that curves around the cat. I also did the buttonhole (with detatched buttonhole) down the seam under the button cluster.
Hope you like it Jam Mam.
Now, where are my blocks......

Monday, October 02, 2006


Becky's block...

More dragonflies... I have finally completed my part of Becky's block... I have stitched and unpulled more times than I care to admit to - no matter what I did nothing seemed to work. I had stitched the multicolored wave of blanket stitch first then I added the french knots to add some interest and texture. I had found the gold charm at a lovely embroidery shop and the matching beads were in my collection but for some reason I couldn't move passed that point and I tried quite a few things which just 'didn't fit' and then on Saturday I wandered into a scrapbooking store and there they were... As I looked at these little dragonfly paperclips Becky's block came to mind... Bingo!!!! Here was my answer... Becky I hope you like this addition to your block... Tomorrow it will be winging its way to Hope on the next leg of its Australian tour...

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