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!!