Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blackwork Heart on Crazy block





I've done some embellishing on the crazy block set around the blackwork heart. I think I'm going to do some more on it, but for the moment, I'm going to set it aside in favor of starting on Mary Corbet's long and short stitch lessons, which I mentioned in my last post.







Meanwhile, I thought you might like to see what my worktable looks like. The four-block crazy section that has the blackwork heart on it completely takes up the empty space on the table.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Stitch Painting

I just finished downloading Mary Corbet's Long and Short Stitch Shading Lessons from her site: Needle 'N Thread, where she has all kinds of good embroidery-related info, from tutorials and videos to book reviews and designs to download. I strongly urge you to check it out.

Meanwhile, amid the blackwork and the crazy quilt and the combination thereof, I mean to start working on long and short stitch in the not terribly distant future. I'll be sure to post pics for you when I do.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Blackwork Heart Complete!
















I've finished stitching my blackwork heart last night, and I've decided what to do with it - or at least what my next step will be. I'm going to put together some of my crazy quilt blocks that I haven't embellished yet, and applique the heart in the middle. Then I'll embellish the exposed areas of the crazy quilt blocks.

Then I'll have to decide what I'm going to do with that.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

And now back to the Blackwork Heart Project
















I've finished section 9. Just one more to go, and then I have to figure what I'm going to do with it. Any suggestions?

We intrerrupt the Blackwork Heart Project for this helpful message

Many of you may know that I've been out of work for two years, and I'm sure a lot of you are in similar straits, or at least you're having to cut way back on spending for crafting supplies. Here's an article from the Cloth-Paper-Scissors blog with 10 tips for how to keep crafting when resources are tight.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blackwork Heart Project
















I would have have finished this section sooner, but I started it with a different pattern. I was almost halfway done with it when I decided I didn't like it, and picked it all out.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Blackwork Heart Project
















Moving right along, with section 6 completed. I find it interesting to note that, of all the patterns I tested before starting this project, I've only used two.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blackwork Heart Project















I just finished section five. The sort-of-concentric circles made me feel like I was seeing double. I don't know whether I'll use this pattern again.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Blackwork Heart Project
















I just finished section four. The pattern came out rather more square than I thought it would. I'll have to pick something a bit rounder to go next to it.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Blackwork Heart Project
















I got section three finished, and I have plenty of daylight left to get a good start on section four.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Blackwork Heart Project
















I thought I was going to get this section done today, but my kitten had other plans. :-)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011
















Well, it took me longer than I thought it would, but I've finished the section. What do you think?