A couple of days ago my brown study round robin block came home. What a thrill! I smiled so much as I looked at it my face hurt. The stitching is lovely, and I am well-pleased with it. I can’t thank Pat H., Sue S., and Cris R. enough for taking time out of their lives to work on my humble block.
Overall block…click for larger view:
Upper Right…Cris added the lovely lace butterfly motif and the curlicue vine with beads. She also stitched the spiderweb and added the “snooty little copper spider” (her words, not mine).
Upper Right…Pat stitched the “money tree” on the right We can all use more money!!! I’m so glad she gave me one. She also stitched the chain stitch seam treatment with seed beads centered in each chain and buttons along each peak.
Lower Left…Pat stitched the star seam treatment. She is from Texas, and the stars will always remind me of that. I am not certain, but I am pretty sure Cris stitched the button, bead and lazy daisy motif. Very creative! She also did the stitching on the gold ribbon Sue added.
Lower Right…Sue added the brown lace motif embellished with seed beads and a pretty brown button. The little “hope” ribbon charm is special…Sue is a three-year breast cancer survivor. Praise the Lord! The dragonfly was placed by Pat. I adore dragonflies!
More detailed shot of spiderweb and spider…
And one final…
Isn’t it lovely?!! Now for Sue’s…Sue’s is the final brown study block to visit me. By the time it arrived there was very little room to work on it. Two of the open spaces were perfect for lace motifs which I embellished with seed beads. The one located near the tree on the right has a pretty metal button center. It looks a lot like the sun shining down on the tree. I also stitched on one seam along the top side of the larger lace motif (the one on the right top), and I added stitches and beads to each side of the gold braid trim someone else added. The silk ribbon and bead dragonfly in the top center was my final touch. Yesterday I sent Sue’s block back to her…I hope she loves hers as much as I love mine.
Lace motif with beadwork, metal butterfly, and stitching on the seam at top of motif….my silk ribbon and bead dragonfly is to the right of the motif.
This picture shows the “sun” motif with beading and a pretty brown button.
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Until next time…
Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created. Psalm 148:5