Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shawkl Blog RR#1 Blocks

 Thought I'd work on Sharon's block is what she sent to me.
The silkie of the little girl is printed on cotton I think, so is a little grainy...but that adds to the image as a Victorian style photo. The image is small...but is of a young girl holding a fir tree. The colors in the patchwork and the image was very winter and holiday'ish.
 So, I decided to echo the tree image in the stitching to the right of the photo, added a wide piece of gorgeous hand-dyed lace to mask some of the bright gold fabric and frame the photo. Cream stitching with pearls and sequin snowflakes add that Winter touch..while ribbon roses and a monogram bring more Victorian charm.
(sorry about that little speck of white on the fir-tree stitching...didn't notice is a bit of paper left over from the monogram tissue transfer)
It will be in the mail back to Sharon soon...but not today, because it's cold, wet, and we are expecting snow flurries this afternoon!

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