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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Pansy Block Embellishment Started

Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
I worked on this for several hours yesterday. As you can see, the feather stitch is a favorite of mine!

I tried something different with the tatting. I had some #3 Perle Cotton that I hand overdyed a couple of weeks back. The colors looked great on this block. I did my usual simple tatted edging but along with the Perle Cotton, I added a strand of Kreinik #4 Braid in silver. I really like the way it looks! I might try this again with a #5 or #8 Perle Cotton!

Later today, I plan to add some SRE to the unfinished seam. If I feel like doing SRE. You know it's not my favorite type of embroidery to do so it will depend on the amount of patience I have at the time. If I don't feel like doing it, I'll sew on some prefinished ribbon flowers.

Usually, I add beads as I go along. Many CQer's avoid this as threads get caught on them. This time I decided I'd try covering all of the seams first and then start adding beads. Who knows, maybe I'll get some unexpected and pleasant results!


Gina E. said...

Don't suppose you are thinking of migrating to Australia...Melbourne in particular? You and 'Chloe' could set up the most wonderful school for Patchwork and Quilting, and I would be the first to enrol! With Sharlee (The Blank Page) right behind me!! Seriously Pam, you are so...well I was going to say clever but that is not the right word. Skilled, talented, brilliantly so! I am happy with what I do in my own small field of embroidery, but just occasionally, I wish I was naturally creative like some of you ladies. And don't tell me anybody can do it - I do not have a creative bone in my body. I am good at following directions, but have no imagination. Hey, that's okay, I accept that, but I do admire the rest of you!!

Pamela Kellogg said...

Oh Gina, you're so sweet! Thank you for your compliments! Unfortunately, I don't travel well so I doubt I'll ever be blessed the opportunity to visit your beautiful country. I admire it so much on television.

If it's any consolation, even though I'm creative and need to express it, I'm not good at teaching. At least not in person. But who knows, maybe Linda and I can come up with something to do online? Hmm....something to think about!

Thanks again Gina! Your compliments mean alot to me!

Gina E. said...

You are very welcome...and deserving! Guess I will just have to come over there again. (I have been to the States three times, many years ago). I have just put some new photos in my blog which you may like to view - come on over! (online I mean - lol!)

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