CQJP July Block

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Needle Arts as November Ends

Sorry I haven't been here, lately......... hope to correct that......
I've gotten a little more stitching done, and finished my November block with a simple seam treatment above the roses

I'm sorry I forgot to take a photo of December all naked, but I got carried away..........

some of this beautiful beady trim was added
 as well as a crocheted butterfly from an old doily

and a bit of  pink and white 'curlicue' trim
more lace, tea-dyed

and beads
A pretty button, and some more beads, along with a lace piece from a friend's wedding gown and broderie anglais, December is almost finished!

That will give me some time to join my blocks together, and finish the wall hanging, hopefully, before Christmas

I've finished piece #9 of my wrapping cloth! by adding a tatted seam treatment and a cascade of french knots. Yay! On to #10!
You might like to see more here and over here of the other elements on this piece.
the blue StitchMAP piece ought to have been on it's way long before now. French knots along the lace on both sides, create a quilted look.
I'd added some buttonhole lace around the outside, but, when I started the third row, it was evident that my stitches were not perfectly uniform..........frogging ensued......and then I thought I'd like to add a tatted border. It's taking longer than I'd hoped......

just a simple chain........

hoping I have better results with the tatting........

uh, knitting? what knitting?  lol

it's coming along slowly, and I'm almost halfway there......

There is sadness in the tatting world on the passing of Master Tatter Jan Stawasz. He'll now be tatting with the angels.

 Wishing everyone who celebrates a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope you've had some time for stitching or other creative endeavours.
Thanks for visiting.
      Hugs from Suz


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day:- Monday November 11, 2013

On the 11th Hour, Of the 11th Day, Of the 11th Month......

 Our freedoms today came at a high price, and we should never forget that wars shatter lives, families, and communities. 

In Remembrance and with Gratitude.  For those who have served, those serving now, and those yet called to serve. Bless you and Thank you.



 Hugs from Suz