Sunday, November 28, 2010
Well here I am 2 days in a row - woo hoo. I am going to show you what I decided to put in the middle of the quilt between the triangles. It is a picture of a water nymph/lady whatever you want to call her. Because I did not follow the butterfly calender pattern at all I did not want to put a butterfly there. The only thing I am following is the layout. Now comes the math work. I cut my blocks down to 10" and the middle is 14" compared to their 12" blocks and I think 20" middle if I remember right. Their measurements will not work plus I just looked and I left that part of it home. Just bought the empty calender envelope down. Once I get ready it will be fine.
I am planning to outline her wings with beads and do some silk ribbon leaves and threaded stems. I did dye the large motif and it was all one but decided it was too large and cut it in 2 pieces. The larger one on the bottom and the top one to offset the bottom. I might do a little silk ribbon in the triangle corners. Haven't got that far yet. will keep you posted with pics as I go along. I wasn't doing much stitching for the last couple of months and now I know how much I missed doing it.
If you have been reading this blog for a couple of months you will know that I was in a matchbox Christmas swap. We each made 25 Christmas themed matchboxes with a tiny momento inside. They are to be used as an advent type calender. Open 1 each day. We had to put numbers 1-25 very clearly on the front of the matchbox. Well on dec. 1 I will show you the one I and sentfor Dec. 1 and the one I received Dec. 1 when I open it. It will be fun to blog each one until Christmas Day. I will have to go organize them somehow so I don't have to plow through them looking for the dates.
Can you image being wonderful Linda Smith of St. Louis who mothered this swap. 25 matchboxes from about 75 people and each had to be seperated into 75 piles of 25 different matchboxes for each person. Approx. 1875 boxes to do. Linda did say she had help and I bet she needed it. She is probably still recovering.
I see that the last two pics were turned sideways. I know how to rotate them when they are on my screen but not once they are posted by blogger. It does this occasionally and drives me crazy. Does anyone know the solution? Would be grateful for any info.