Friday, March 23, 2007


Returning to Jacqui

These blocks left today to return to Jacqui in the UK.
So many blocks went MIA in the postal system mainly between Quuensland and California,that Jacqui requested these be sent to her direct.

I can only hope that St Christopher,patron saint of travellers sees fit to let these arrive safely at their destination!

I've been involved in international swaps now for nearly seven years and until this current round have never had so much mail go astray.
What makes it even more sickening, was the fact that most of the blocks had had a fair amount of work/handwork done on them.

I think the second of these blocks with the cat as central feature is my favourite........did I ever say how much I love cats!
LynB worked the cat,and I DO like the way it is framed by bead and button trails etc.
Pinup added her trademark.......the face painted in Jacquard Lumiere.
Me? I cheated and added some tatting and beads.
On the other block I used some Edmar Lolla & Iris threads and added a couple of Japanese violets with MoP chips as accent 'leaves'.

One thing I did need to frogstitch,was a pretty piece of white braid.........well,I thought it was WHITE but once in position it looked PINK!
So it had to go..........(amazing how some whites are not actually white)
Even looking at those Edmar threads.....both labelled OOO( for white) look cream to me.
Sorry 'bout that Jacqui
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They're here and they are wonderful! Thank you all so much for sticking with it this far I am truely delighted with my blocks and intend to have them framed to preserve their beauty. *Doing a happy dance*.
I'm so relievd they arrived Jacqui!
I'm getting a bit paranoid about anything in the mail these days!
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