I'm getting to the end of Block # 2 in the courtship series and hopefully will finish it today. Here's the latest bits I've added...
Above is a fairly easy seam treatment...
just a chain stitch vine, silk ribbon leaves,
and some sparkly plastic flowers.
Below, double fly stitch leaves,
some rice pearl beads, and
some other beads I found in my stash.
|Diagram for the double fly stitch leaves|
Latest in my findings round and about the internet...
- There are some really nice paper pieced heart ideas HERE (scroll down), along with a number of other free patterns.
- Gerry has written a great tutorial HERE about how to transfer patterns to fabrics. This is particularly great when using dark fabric or anything with a short nap.
- There's a really cute little knitted bunny HERE.
- For those of you who crochet and happen to be looking for a little gift item, how about one of THESE? I made some years ago and they were really pretty. And HERE's another nice one. And if you're looking for a little Valentine's gift, how about THIS one?
Your quote today comes from an anonymous source..."The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest"