MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Finally!

I think these are the final seam treatments I used on the courtship series of blocks (and I can hear the collective sigh of relief from here!).   

I apologize for the sideways picture here, but you can get the general idea anyway...



This shows a simple feather-stitched vine, accented with some flower sequins and beads.








Blanket stitch (black), straight stitches (orange & green) and either French knots or beads.


Sorry about the out-of-focus on this one!!

 Cross stitches (red) and straight stitches (black)...







- If you're interested in weaving, perhaps you might find THIS article of interest.

- Karen Ruane (embroidery extraordinaire!) has just announced her new online class called 'Studies in Stitch' and you can find more details in her post HERE.

- This morning I read a post from Sharon Boggon telling all about her excitement about the new book she has done.  'The Visual Guide to CQ Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results' is available now to preorder and you can get further information from her post HERE.  If you preorder now, there's even a good discount!

Today your quote is another from an unknown author..."I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them"   (ahem....not, of course that any of US would ever do such a thing!!).  


8 comments:

  1. I cannot for the life of me imagine you filling your table with pretties to prevent your daily dusting regime. =D More pretty seams. Now about the word ENTICE.....you have enticed me these last months......I am hopeful that the full reveal is but a moment away. I can't wait to see your courtship pretty all together in all its beauty!!

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  2. In my house, "dust" is a noun, not a verb ;)

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  3. I love the seams you have used! You do such lovely work. Thanks for the links, too!

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  4. Woo hooo....well done....beautiful as always!

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  5. Really lovely! I especially love the vine and little flowers.

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  6. The only sigh you'd hear from me is that there will be no more seams on show.
    You've created lovely designs.
    re your saying... I KNEW there was a reason my dining table holds all my needlework.LOL

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  7. How quickly you have completed your Courtship blocks and each one is so very special. The word "Entice" is very interesting. I love your CQ work. Dust? I think I am allergic to dust/ing!!!

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  8. you mentioned my name!! Thank you.....the cheque is in the post :)

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