Sunday, August 19, 2007


Pinup's block are on their way ......HOME

I "lifted" the following extract from Sharon's blog "Stitch today,the rest tomorrow"
in order to keep an account of those blocks that survived the travel horrors of the 2006CQRR.
Unfortunately the photos did not travel to this blog as I hoped,so please use the link to view them.

Pinup's Blocks

Block 1 Block 2
These are the two of three blocks I have remaining from the CQOO06 RR. They are to start the last leg of their journey - home - to New Zealand today. My contribution is the bead work in the last section of the bottom Block2.
Pinup's blocks are so full of life and colour and she has used some interesting fabrics in the makeup of her blocks... When I first received them (quite some months ago now!!) I was bedazzled by the vibrancy of them - the first words I thought of when I looked at them were carnival and fireworks... I must admit it took me a while to 'find my place' amongst the colours to stitch - the section of brown gold embroidered satin caught my eye and stirred my imagination and the tone on tone beads which I found I had a long with the little floral shapes were 'just made' for the job... I wanted to cluster the beads - stitching them on top of each other to create some height - I found I had some gold balls so I added them to 'connect' to the gold embroidery of the fabric and some of the other aspects of the block. That small section took a few mornings work and created some interest from passersby in the food court where I sit and stitch before I start work each morning.
E - I hope you like my 'little bit'. Your blocks will be home soon...

Saturday, August 11, 2007



I finally made it in... Since changing to the new blogger I have lost my old dashboard and do you think I could remember the user name to retrieve it!!!!! I am sure when I get to heaven (????) and the BIG G asks me for my user name or password I will be sitting outside the pearly gates for eternity trying to remember it - note to self here - take some stitching!!!! Anyway the reason I was so desperate to get here was that my blocks have completed their pilgrimage and are now home. The effort it has taken me to find access this page has left me quite exhausted so I shall just leave my blog addy... Please come over and have a look...

Saturday, August 04, 2007



In May,2006 my two naked blocks set off to travel to the USA,then to Jacqui in the UK;back to Australia,across to Jo and Evie in NZ then finally via Margaret in Hervey Bay they arrived home this week.
In all,ten people added their work to these two blocks:
Becky,Jacqui,Helen,Sharon,Hope,Lynette, Roslyn, Jo,Evie and Margaret.
Thank you ladies for the little bits of your self you have given to me.
I'm only sorry that not everyone's blocks survived the international travel.

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