Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Another Cold and Further Progress

Goodness but it's been a sick winter for us... both of us had bad colds again last week and pretty much hibernated all weekend. We watched some Cadfael DVDs and a couple of movies and pretty much vegged all weekend. Of course, I did manage to get some work done on Block 7:

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This one got done quickly! ;0)

I thought I'd also show you a pic of the entire bottom row of blocks.

I think I've done a pretty good job of getting a good flow through the blocks. The only thing that is a little jarring is that center portion of the center block... don't know what I was thinking but I'll fix it with a few well placed buttons! ;0) My next block is the one up above the bottom row on the right hand side. It's pretty much all black, too, so I'll keep the same flow going through the black blocks.

I've been thinking about the sky blocks, and I think I'm going to do them with really simple seam treatments, but using lots of silver and pearl metallic threads to represent the moonbeams. Probably mostly feather stitching with a few others thrown in for good measure. I want the sky to not really grab your eye, but just kinda be there with some sparkles in it to represent stars that are noticed after a few minutes. I'll probably also include some pale swarovski crystals as well as some vintage crystals from necklaces. I can't wait to get started on the embellishing!!! Gah!!! LOL!

Thanks for the comments on the office area... it's working so well and feels so good when I walk into the livingroom. Susan, we didn't take out any of the arch, the office picture is just taken a little bit closer to the end of the room. There was about 5' of room between the window wall and the arch so the desks kind of protrude a bit past the arch; however, since we have a big chair (mine) there it isn't a problem. Next is purchasing a couch, loveseat and chair (or something similar) for the livingroom. My chair is about 8 years old and has taken a beating and our couch is a second hand couch... it's a Dunbar so it's good; however, it sits too low for us and our knees are starting to complain! Time to upgrade on all counts!

Ta for now!!


Threadspider said...

I so sympathise about the colds this winter and I hope you will soon be fighting fit.
The bottom line of blocks is looking brilliant. It captures the moonlight perfectly. Can't wait to see what's next.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Well, you couldn't have had a better physician than Brother Cadfael! I read all 20 of them...and then proceeded to read everything Ellis Peters/Edith Parteger ever wrote. I mean everything. I even got a biography of him/her! (Actually, she was a life long single woman who lived with her brother til a ripe old age...)
Hope you are feeling better soon...and your stitching is just exquisite.

Rian said...

Sorry to hear you're under the weather again. If it ain't one thing, it's another! Hope you feel better soon.

Charlene said...

So lovely!! Be well...

Rissa said...

Sorry you are sick again. :-( Also sorry I am so far behind in reading blocks. I just LOVE the seam treatment in the Wednesday post.

The Carolina Quilter said...

Love the Eskimo stitch and your progress so far. I, like you, always sign up for things thinking that between three children and working full time, I can miraculously get everything done. I may get booted out of the TIF challenge. I hardly have time to get around to everyone's blog. Sorry you have colds--my little 8-year-old has her second bout and my co-worker from the Quilt Cottage is home on the couch sick.