CQJP July Block

Monday, July 8, 2013

Moving Thursday

Thursday is the big day! We'll be leaving our beautiful home by the lake and moving to the city. There will be big changes, but DH and I are ready for new adventures.
I believe the gardens are very aware that we'll be moving, too: they put on a spectacular show of colour during the last week. I have never seen the gardens looking so lush and beautiful, with so many blooms.


On the stitching front. I've been working on my July Block. I added some tatting........

 some cast-on stitch flowers, with mauve french knots
and couched this shiny ribbon, added a lace strip with ribbon running across the top, plus some subtle stitching on the lace rose
Here's July so far..........

I've been adding lots of stitching to my wrapping cloth piece #7, too.
tatted JK cascades along the wild strip

rows of buttonhole lace on the side lace panel and on the organza ribbon on top
2 sizes of buttonhole lace and fk's
cast-on stitch chains along the wild strip

wrapping cloth piece #7 is almost finished!
Sorry the pic is so dark--it's been a cloudy, rainy day

just a couple more titivations and I'll be starting piece # 8!
I would have damp-stretched this, but my board is already packed. lol

I shall not be able to reply to all you lovely people who leave such pleasant and supportive comments here, as the computer will be unplugged sometime Tuesday.
I'm not sure just how long I'll be offline, but I do know I'll miss you!

May you find many enjoyable hours  to follow your muse and create while I'm away.
Good-bye lake, and turtle island. Good-bye gardens, beaver pond, and Rockman. Good-bye house, and quiet solitude in the bush. Hello city life!
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July Madness

My gardens are wild and weedy. Some shrubs are too big and bushy, but I've been too busy packing to tend to my plants. Here's a little peek:

Well, our move is on the 11th, and there's still running around and more packing to do. Yet, there have been quiet moments at tea breaks during the day, and some time in the evenings to stitch.
In spite of good intentions, I've not made any progress on my July block, and shall have to play a little catch-up later.
On piece #7 of my wrapping cloth,  a bazillion bullions were added here and there

lots of buttonhole lace, too

and french knots
 organza ribbon .....

and lace flowers on top

auditioning lace strips for the sides....hmmmm...I think they'll stay.

Maybe some more buttonhole lace....
what do you think?

Happy Stitching!
Hope everyone had a special Canada Day!
Happy 4th of July!

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz