Saturday, December 31, 2011

RR #1, Janie

I'm still working my way through the Round Robin blocks...and have so enjoyed stitching on Janie's. Anyone with the initials JJ has to have a monogram on her block..and it was fun to do. It took a little time, but I used a simple one from my it was not hard...just back-stitches. I decided not to touch the center square because the dragonfly was already so kept all of the seam work towards the opposite side of the seam instead.

Wine Country Monogram - XZ

These Letters should conclude the set of Wednesday Wine Country Monograms. Of course, let me know if you are missing I can republish that one (or publish it if I missed it)...but, I have them all checked off.

Friday, December 30, 2011

RR #1, Renee

A lovely floral fabric is the focus of this block. I did not want to cover them up, so stitched the stems and added seed beads to the flower heads. A few pretty seams, and I'm all done!

French Script Monogram - N

This should conclude all of the letters for the French Script Series. If  I have missed one, please let me know...but they are all checked off of my list now...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wine Country - R

Seems that I missed this here it is.
And, X and Z will post on the 31st...I scheduled them ahead.
That will complete the Wine Country Series.

RR #1, Colleen

My dear friend Colleen, used some very interesting fabric in her block. They did not speak to my muse at all...and I really struggled with them. For some reason, just kept thinking of cotton dishtowels...and that is not very inspiring. So, finally...decided to concentrate on stitching some pretty seams and added a bit of lace. Generally, I'm pretty happy with the final look and think that it would make a really pretty photo book cover. So, the muse will just have to get over it! Hugs!


Wine Country Monogram - PY

Finishing up the Wine Country Monogram series for ya'll. Hope you have a great Holiday Season too!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

RR #1, Andrea

Andrea's block was fun, and a challenge...because I decided to try out a little stumpwork dragonfly. He is my first attempt at wired wings...and I'm still not sure if I like, am sending along a silk ribbon bow to replace him if Andrea's just wants to yank him off the block.


French Script Monogram - I

Yes, this is a strange "I"...looks a lot like a J to me...but, still...that's the correct letter for the French Script style. And just to refresh you is what the J looks like:

Guess the creator of the alphabet just didn't know what to do with the top of that I. I think that when I stitch it...I'll just leave off the "curved" part and just do a gentle curve as the letter....

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Get Off the Fence!

Today is the last day to register for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project. Don't miss out on the challenge!

Wine Country Monogram - VW


Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Merry Christmas to all! And, hoping that you get to spend some time doing what you enjoy on this special day!

French Script - XYZ

 Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

#1RR Deborah

Here's the next block to be finished..for Deborah H. The fabrics were black, tan, pink, and light green. I was drawn to the image of people and decided to frame that. 
 Added some seams and silk ribbon rose buds with bullion stitch leaves.

French Script Monogram - Q

To finish off this year, I'm going to complete the postings for the French Script Monograms and the Wine Country Wednesday Monograms. Hope you have enjoyed collecting these...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

#1RR -- Jeanne Z.

All of this rain has my head stopped up...and I'm wanting a nap! But, instead I decided to try to stitch a little, and so glad that I did! I loved working on Jeanne's block...and am going to have a hard time sending it home! 
 The center rose fabric is dress quality and I'd love to have owned yards of it because it is so pretty!
Of know that I love roses!