And what a beauty it is! The one-on-one swap block I sent to Stephanie is her first-ever block to embellish. She did an amazing job! I love each and every element she added to the naked block I sent to her. Her work turned my plain block into a treasure. Without further ado, here are pictures of the beautiful work Stephanie added to my block.
Here is a picture of my block before Stephanie began working on it. (Click on any picture for a larger view.)
This picture shows the finished block…isn’t it gorgeous?
The buttons and beads in the button cluster are beautiful…being a lover of buttons, I find it to be a very fine addition to the block. The silk rose positioned at the top of the cluster was made by Stephanie. She used the singe around the edge method…I’ve got to try it soon. It makes a very elegant flower. Just to the right of the flower is a small snowflake pin. It is a special piece Stephanie added to my block…special and very pretty.
I absolutely love the silkie tag Stephanie placed on the block. Not that I would ever forget who did the beautiful embellishing, but it is a wonderful reminder and a very sweet touch. She chose the pine cone theme, because it is the state flower of her home state of Maine. The pin just below it works perfectly.
The fan and tassel are made of vintage silk…so luxurious. I love the rich colors.
Her beaded snowflake is beautiful…so perfect.
Finally, Stephanie used beautiful vintage laces and lovely stitching throughout the block.
Needless to say, but I will anyway, I am well pleased with my block. Stephanie had been shy about joining in a round robin and working on someone else’s block. After seeing what she did with my block I must say, she has no reason to be shy! Her work is beautiful, and I believe anyone would be pleased to have her stitching on their block.
I’ve not decided how I will use my beautiful block…but I am thinking about it. I appreciate Stephanie taking my one-on-one block swap challenge and look forward to seeing her future work.
Until next time…
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7