Saturday, April 21, 2007

Gathering blocks


Well its been such a long time since I did anything on my blog- unfortunately life has this habit of pushing its way in front of you and your best laid plans get messed up. Anyway I have begun my gathering blocks finally. I was supposed to attend The Gathering being held at Sandies' and Chris' home over the Easter long Weekend break but due to life-ie Dad and not being able to leave him at that stage - and other problems that came up I was unable to do so! In the planning stages it was decided that if we wanted to participate in making a CQ block for each of the attendees we could do so- So a lot of backwards and forwards - discussing all our likes and dislikes it was decided that this would go ahead- each of 12 people attending would do one CQ bblock for each of the other attendees- a smallish size of 6 inch square was decided upon and most of the ladies began to do their blocks straight away- except for Bear and a couple of others most had all 12 blocks completed and they were swapped at Sandies place that weekend- I have all but one of the blocks that were made for me and will over time upload them so all can see wot wonderful embroidery etc was done on these amazing blocks./

Anyway I have finished one and this one is for Maureen Bond - Maureen wanted her blocks to be in Creams etc so they could be added to her quilt she is making- well Maureen I hope you like this block- It certainly was a long way out of my comfort zone- one tone blocks are not my like but its come up a treat as you will see mostly its in creams and beige colours - the ribbons etc were dyed in tea the framing piece of Lace was dyed in a bath of Dilmah Rosehip and Hibiscus Infusion. - ie Tea- and the things done so came out this lovely pale shade of pinky beige its so pretty I may do some more in my dying days ahead. There is way more beading then I have ever done in my life and the spider web roses are made with 7mm ilk ribbon dyed by me in plain ordinary tea. Not my normal wider ribbons! all threads were either Rajmahal or various sizes of silk and rayon threads
Maureen I pray and hope you like this block.
much love n hugs to all especially my Maureen xoxoxoxoxoxox

14 comments:

Kerry said...

I'm not Maureen, but I sure do love that block! totally beautiful Bear, how could anyone not love it! also so glad that life is getting back around to treating you and Colin better.

NormaH said...

Bear, that is totally, totally out of this world drop dead gorgeous!!!!!!!! Honey, you need to get out of your comfort zone more often!!!!! Love ya bunches!!!!!

Calidore said...

Love it Bear - absolutely beautiful....I must try out some of those tea bags in my dyeing. For being out of your comfort zone - you have done a wonderful job. Must have a go at that lovely fan too .....absolutely devine.

Hugs

Catherine/Rowdy

Ribbonwiz said...

Just gorgeous Bear.. great work
Maureen will love it! how could she not!..

Judi said...

You do the most stunning handwork I've ever seen! This is breathtaking.

Kai said...

Bear, your work is soooooo gorgeous! I could NEVER do something this pretty! The creamy coloring is yummy enough to EAT! And you KNOW I'm a red kinda girl - so it's unusual for ME too! LOVE it, though! (Love YOU, too, Sis!)

MaryO said...

Hi, Bear! I'm trying to write a comment and I keep going back just to look at this beautiful creation of yours! I'm sure Maureen will find it well worth waiting for!
(The tiny teddy was a sweet little surprise!)

Linda said...

Awesome Bear just Awesome.

Linda said...

Bear,it so good to see you posting on your blog and giving us a peek at one of your beautiful squares! This one is just gorgeous - all the lovely detailed stitching, the ribbons, and the butterfly charms. And the tiny teddy by your name is just the perfect touch. Your work is truly amazing!
Linda F from FL

Jacque Uetz said...

Oh My gosh Bear!!! you need to step out more often this piece is too beautiful for words.I love your work and always have ,the softness of this square makes it even more dreamy!!!

Yvette said...

That is so gorgeous!!! You do such beautiful work!!!

DelightfullyCrazy said...

ohhh Bear, I discovered you were posting on your blog again! Must have needed to refresh, but was coming up all old posts till now, but mind you haven't checked for a long time. It's good to have you blogging again, have missed reading. Maureen's block is just stunningly beautiful .. she will be so thrilled with it. Love "me"

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Bear, your bolck is very beautiful. Maureen must love it. I've tagged you! See my blog. Hideko

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh Bear you do such delicate and beautiful work. Wish you would do them more often. Your choice of colours is perfect. Well done dear.