Yesterday the TAT RR block I mailed out in February arrived back home. I love it! Four ladies from around the United States worked on it…I appreciate the work each one did. Here are some pictures of my beautiful block.
When it left home in February it was completely unembellished…
Sue U. (Kentucky) started out adding lace, beads and stitching to the right lower corner…She also stitched the lovely seam treatment to the left of the laces and added a lace butterfly and another piece of lace that is not pictured in this view.
My block’s next stop was with Sue S. in Missouri. She added the three-flower grouping and beads to the dark triangular patch and the seam treatment to the left of and above the patch. Sue also stitched the vine and button motif on the lighter patch in the left of this picture. It can be seen in full in another shot.
After Sue S. my block went on to Montana where Cris R. did angel work on my block. (Angel work is really special, because the stitcher does not have a block in the RR.) Cris and I have a love of stitching spider webs and making friendly fantasy spiders in common. She gifted me with a fine spider web and biteless spider on the anchor patch of the block. Cris did a lot of work on my block, because two dear ladies were unable to complete the RR due to circumstances beyond their control. More of her work is “scattered” throughout my block.
After Cris worked on my block she sent it on to Angie C. in New Hampshire. Angie added lots of pretties. She centered on the upper part of the block. Angie couched a piece of rick rack in place using straight stitches and French knots. She stitched the paisley motif with a silk ribbon and beaded sequin “tail” and added a seam treatment of lazy daisy stitches. She added a lovely feather stitch vine embellished with silk ribbon, seed beads, and woven leaves. (Feather stitch is one of my favorites.) Angie also added the cool button in the top right corner. She said if I don’t like it to feel free to removed it. Not a chance!
Upper right…This view shows Angie’s paisley motif, feather stitch vine and the button I referred to above. It also shows the lace butterfly Sue U. added.
Lower Left…this view has the feather stitch, butterfly stitched on waste canvas, butterfly seam treatment, chevron and sequin seam treatment, a really cool “stem and lazy daisy wave, and a beautiful shell button embellished with seed beads. (She really is an angel!)
Again, thank you to the ladies who worked on my block. I really like it and appreciate every stitch you made.
Until next time…
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52