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Monday, May 22, 2017

Tah Dah!!!

As promised - the reveal of 'Courtship'....

I think each of the photos is clickable to embiggen.

As a recap to this project - it began because I have been a fan of the illustrations created by Harrison Fisher and have long wanted to create something using some of them.  Each of the blocks features a couple who seemingly are courting, hence the name 'Courtship'.  As a further challenge to myself I chose to include a heart, a word (reflective of courting), and a rose on each block.  Finally I added the song lyric "I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you, come rain or come shine"*  around the outside.  The entire piece measures approx.  36" square.

*Song lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Harold Arlen.  Written for the musical "St. Louis Woman" and originally recorded in 1946.

Now, a question for you - would you like to see pictures of all the blocks together in one post?  Or are you heartily sick and tired of this whole thing and hope I go on to something else?

- I've yet to have need of doing a provisional cast on in knitting, but when I do, I know I'll be making use of THIS tutorial.

- Some interesting tips HERE for using difficult threads (metallics for one) in our sewing machines.

- And HERE is a great tip for marking even hems if you are making a skirt or dress.

Today, in lieu of a quote, I will leave you with this wonderful You Tube video of Billie Holliday singing 'Come Rain or Come Shine'. 


  1. It is every bit as beautiful as I knew it was going to be Mary Anne! Congratulations on a fabulous finish! Would happily read a post about all the blocks! Have a lovely week! Christine x

  2. I didn't remember these being hexies, I looked back at some of the older posts and the whole block were not shown. Not only are you a tease, you're sneaky. Now the 7 blocks make sense to me. So that being said, yes I would like to see each block so I can see all of the lovely detail and colors together.

  3. Oh my goodness! This is really beautiful! So glad I stopped by today!
    Sweet Blessings!

  4. Beautiful. The detail is amazing.

  5. Oh, your Courtship pretty is as exquisite as I thought it would be. Detail after detail of gorgeousness to gaze upon. I would love a post on each hexagon as there is so much to capture the eye and imagination. I want to appreciate each and every lovely detail more closely. Well done, Mary Anne, your Courtship pretty is sublime!

  6. Courtship is truly a product of love!! Beautifully executed and put together.Could you please post the complete picture of each hexagon- not the bits and pieces,but the whole one.And what's the next project? :)

  7. Yes please. It is gorgeous! I didn't know they were hexi's either. Nice surprise.

  8. I for seeing the blocks altogether in one post! This is wonderful love the pearl connection!

  9. Don't know if my last comment made it to your moderation inbox (or if I deleted it my misssssnake), but I want to be sure that you know how awesome this project is!!! Congratulations on a beautiful piece!!

  10. "Courtship" is truly beautiful and amazing. I never grow tired of seeing any of your Works of HeArt. Interesting links to try. I love hearing Billie Holiday sing. Thank you for including her link. Creative "Courtship" Bliss Dear...<3

  11. 36 inches square??? a masterpiece...take a bow young lady.

  12. What a beautiful finish!


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