Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ummm... HI!??!

Well, guess it's been awhile. Sorry, 'bout that. It's been a bad summer for me, my IBS has been kicking my butt big time and I just seem to get further behind all the time. Days seem to turn into weeks without me recognizing them. I have been getting around to my usual blogs but actually getting up enough energy to post on my own hasn't happened much this summer. I'm now on some medication that should help so hopefully I can get back on track.

In more pleasant news, here's block 13!!
Block 13
I like the way this block came out... I haven't looked at in a week and I'm rather pleasantly surprised.

Here are a couple of closeups of some of the nicer seam treatments:
Block 13 - Mirrored buttonhole stitch
On the top right is a mirrored buttonhole stitch done in #8 perle cotton and then some Caron Watercolours variegated pima cotton. Mirrored buttonhole stitch is a great stitch... it gives such a nice little swoosh at the bottom between the up and down parts!

Here's a really nice one... I like it a lot!
Block 13 - herringbone and cretan
On the left is a cretan stitch done in the same #8 perle cotton and variegated pima cotton and on the right is herringbone stitch (with extras). I'm really keeping my palette limited on these last few blocks. I really want them to blend together.

Back soon with more... thanks for hanging in there with me, ladies! Love ya's!


Plays with Needles said...

I really love this palette. I'm not sure I would have any fabrics in these colors but I really do love how they look -- they look like coffee pearls to me...I love the two seams on the bottom picture's good to hear what you're up to!

Miss 376 said...

It was well worth the wait, I love these blocks. The stitching is so pretty

Debra said...

Just perfect! I love that arch-looks like you tacked it down. Very pretty!

Allison Ann Aller said...

You and Jo Newsham of NZ have the most perfect stitching I've ever seen...just awesome! This block is just ultra elegant.
I so hope you stay feeling better, Marty. My DH has IBS too and it is a challenge, that's for sure.

rianammerman said...

Ooooh, more shimmery loveliness. Your stitches are divine. Hope you're on the mend. My sis has IBS and it's no picnic.

cq4fun said...

Those are just lovely! I'm sure I'm going to copy one or two of those seams.

Unique Gowns said...

I love the perfection of your stitching ! My goodness !!! You must be a very calm woman :) I can see it in your work ! Best Wishes