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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Surrounded by white

....and it's not snow either....but that's supposed to be on the way in the next day or two.

Today I actually got to stay home all day (other than for going for a walk) and I was able to make eight blocks for the Embroider, Embellish, Create class.  Yippee for me!!  Not only am I making blocks to stitch on but I'm reducing my stash at the same time.  Win/Win I would say!

Above is the first block.
Karen taught us how to make prairie points - so elegant and so easy to do.  This block has an already embroidered piece which came from a small tablecloth (probably card table size) that my maternal grandmother embroidered  in the late 50's or early 60's.  There's a small piece of dupioni silk, which I'll be using a lot in this (it's my favourite fabric).  There's also a piece of a hankie and a piece from a table runner I had stashed away.  

Over the next few days I'll show a few of the other blocks I've created.  Now I can start to embroider -all in white, so I'd better not be drinking my coffee anywhere near my work!!  That's going to be HARD!!!


  1. This piece looks fabulous MA--you sure have been busy.

  2. One of my favorite looks -- white on white! those prairie points look very good, too.

  3. beautiful.. I wish I could have taken this class with you guys... I will try to keep watching...

  4. Anonymous10:47 AM

    Lovely work, those points are gorgeous. Have fun, but keep the coffee in the kitchen. xox Corrine

  5. Cracking block that........what fun! lol

  6. I'm looking forward to seeing what this all becomes. Lovely work stitching :)


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