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 book...so it was not hard...just back-stitches. I decided not to touch the center square because the dragonfly was already so pretty...so kept all of the seam work towards the opposite side of the seam instead.
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Wine Country Monogram - XZ







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



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

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Wine Country Monogram - PY







Finishing up the Wine Country Monogram series for ya'll. Hope you have a great Holiday Season too!
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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 him...so, am sending along a silk ribbon bow to replace him if Andrea's just wants to yank him off the block.

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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 memory...here 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....
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#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.
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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...
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#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 course...you know that I love roses!
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