Sunday, December 26, 2010

Under The Sea DYB for Kerry

When I started this RR, I had some doubts, but now that I'm into it it's getting to be more fun with every block. This time I decided that I wanted to try embroidering a fish on felt and appliqueing it onto the block. I found a picture of an angel fish in one of my books and using old pattern paper got it onto the felt. I used long and short stitches and satin stitches to do the fish. It took quite a while, but I think it was worth it.

Summer Dreams DYB for Margreet

Margreet's blocks were bright colors, so I was in my glory. She included a red button for each block to tie them all together.
I tatted a row of lavender flowers for one seam, beaded another seam and framed her button with boullion knots and more beads.

Autumn / Fall DYB

What happened to December? Here it's almost the new year and I haven't blogged since the end of Nov. I have been busy, nevertheless. I managed to get 3 DYB blocks finished.

First was Lisa's Autumn / Fall block. Lisa has all quiet, neutral colors in her house and she wants to make a bell pull from the blocks. It took a lot of discipline to stick to quiet colors, but somehow I managed. I picked out a few things and tried over again until I came up with this.