On Saturday, I went to a Guild workshop to learn how to make crazy quilt blocks. I've made a crazy quilt, but I didn't have a clue what I was doing, and it was not fun. Now that I understand how to construct the blocks, I can't wait to make another. Our instructor was wonderful and inspiring. She had several great examples of what and how to use embellishments. Not only did she use pretty trims, but she embellished them to make them even prettier. She uses ribbons, lace, buttons, and even jewelry. I didn't think to take pictures, and I'm kicking myself now. Here is the block I made at the workshop. Part two of our workshop is next month, and the instructors will be from the local Embroiderers Guild, teaching us the other fun part of embellishing!
When I left the workshop, I went to a local antique market. I bought a couple of hankies, some jewelry, a great dresser scarf, and even a couple of books. This book is filled with line drawings, mostly of flowers and birds.
The other book is The Sampler Motif Book by Brenda Keyes. I've always love cross-stitching samplers, and while this books shows full samplers, it encourages the use of individual motifs to design your own samplers.
This is what I made my partner for the Tilda Heart Swap earlier this month.
Apparently, I don't have any pictures of the heart that I made. I finished this swap late one night, and planned to take pictures at work before I went to the Post Office. Then someone came into my office shortly before I was planning to go, so I ended up being rushed, and totally forgot to take pics. I actually got this picture of the stitchery from Cat, the recipient. Thanks again Cat!
I don't think I every posted a picture of my new purse, either. It's actually a deep purple, not bright blue.
Last on the list was my Christmas ornament for the One Ornament a Month Challenge.
I'm off to bed now. And to all a Good Night! Sunny