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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Student Blocks - Lesson 5

I have a couple of completed student blocks to share with you today.  These are from Lesson 5.  First is Maria's block:

This block is titled "The Bluebird Of Happiness".  I included a charted bluebird with this lesson.  Maria didn't have any waste canvas so she improvised and did her own beautiful bluebird!  Gorgeous!  All the elements are here including lovely mother of pearl buttons.  And look closely at Maria's lady bug!  From an issue of Pat Winter's Gathering magazine.

Next is the block that Cris did:

Absolutely stunning work!  You can see the charted bluebird that Cris used in the white patch.  Also, I see mother of pearl buttons and the beaded leaves as well as the detached chain flower.  All necessary elements are beautifully included in this beautiful block!

I'll post more photos as they come in.  In the meantime, I've started on Lesson 6 and expect to have everything ready to send to Jason by the end of the weekend.  As soon as it's ready, we'll get it uploaded.  I apologize for the delay but I'm still a bit out of sorts due to losing my Nightmare 2 weeks ago.  Has it been that long already?

I ran to Petsmart this morning to get Wrigley a little kitten collar.  I was so afraid of stepping on him since he's so little and usually under my feet.  Anyway, they had 3 black cats there up for adoption.  I told myself I wasn't going to look.  I was only going in for a collar.  But, the collar where by the kitty's.  One of those beauty's looked very much like Nightmare and I couldn't help myself.  I started crying.  Then I couldn't stop crying.  I gained enough composure to pay for my little collar and then sat in my car and cried for 10 minutes.

Anyway, Wrigley has a pretty little yellow collar now.  He hates it!  And the breakaway part works just fine.  He's pulled it off about 20 times now.

I took this photo of him the other day:

He blends right in with the Beanies, doesn't he?

PS - If you've never had a cat, we use Break away collars on them.  Since cats can jump and get into everything, if the collar gets caught on something, it pulls apart so they don't get hurt.


Marilou Bain said...

Pretty blocks!! Have a great day!
Hugs Marilou

Michelle said...

Pam these are gorgeous quilt blocks! You have very talented students. I love the mother of pearl buttons and the colors of both blocks.Well done!I love seeing Baby Wrigley as well!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the shout-out, Pam. I *think* I'm finally starting to get the layering and no such thing as too much bling things. Smiles! Cris in MT

Tamara said...

Your students works are beautiful!The stumpwork lady bug is so cute. What an accomplishment, they must be so proud. Your little Wrigley looks like he is settling in just fine, Pam. The name really fits , for some reason he looks like a Wrigley! Oh, those tears will flow when we least expect them! At times ,I swear I still see Lucy out of the corner of my eye. We love and we let go.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I just learned something - I've never heard of those sorts of collars before. Our cats have never had any sort of collar but if I have occasion to need one I will have to remember these.

Joyce E said...

Hi Pam...take your time....greiving (sp) is not an instant process, it takes time. We understand and support you in taking the time you need. I finally finished block 5 myself...emailed it to you yesterday, but my wi-fi was spotty, so not sure if it ever actually went. Will try and resend later today. I thoroughly enjoyed this block as well...almost had to do two as I kinda got side tracked from the floral theme.

Joyce E.

Gina E. said...

Your students are all very talented - beautiful and creative work there.
How sad for you to see the black kittens and be reminded of your loss...{{hugs}}

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