31 January 2011

End of January


Dried Daffodils, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

The daffodils dried beautifully on their stalks. So fine and delicate in their papery softness. I couldn't help but save them for a few days to enjoy further.

Lisa's work on Rita's Autumn DYB Block
Still on the autumn trend, I've finished work on Rita's beautiful blocks. She chose such lush silks to make them out of and stated how she loves the red's, gold's and purple's of autumn. I opted to focus on seamwork on her block.

Detail of Rita's block
This circular pattern is becoming a favorite as it is so adaptable! I also love the little featherstitch grapevine!

Rita's completed blocks
These are the four completed blocks so far. Each block has a simple, elegant beauty to it, so I wanted to also keep my block in a similar vein. I still feel that the wine colored patch could use something else in the corner, but everything I've tried makes the block feel heavy and out of balance, so I opted to leave well enough alone and leave it as is. The blocks above are by Beryl, Cathy L., Ritva and myself. One more set of blocks in the Autumn DYB and I can focus on the "For the Birds" round robin!

14 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow these blocks are just beautiful...

Cathy K said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!! Hugs, Cathy K

Susanne said...

These blocks are great! Wonderful stitchery!
Greetings from Germany
Susanne

Laurie said...

I love the daffodils, how delicate and beautiful!
The block turned out amazing, your stitching is off the charts gorgeous! I love to work on the silks, I tend to use them more now than cottons.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Beautiful blocks! Always look forward to seeing your lovely stitching.

Rachel said...

Delightful. And I can see why you like the grapevine - it's rather fun!

Phyllis said...

Ah - those colors together are beautiful. Cool little round stitch - never seen that before.

I did my first feather stitches last fall and thought it was so difficult. I'll have to try it again.

Linda said...

Your needlework is so delicate and beautiful!

Raphaela said...

Really beautiful blocks!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, delicate stitches. Love the grapevine! So nice to see such rich colors when all is so drab outside. Suzie in Idaho

Suztats said...

These blocks are gorgeous with beautiful stitching done with a light hand. Not too busy, and this way both the material and the embroidery sing.

LindaSonia said...

Wowee that circle motif is totally amazing. So perfect that if I didn't know better I might wonder if it was machine made.

Anonymous said...

The daffodils look like fresh cut ones, maybe they will last a really long time:) The little scaracrow is my favorite. Mary

stitchinglife2 said...

Your stitching is so pretty. I love your colour palette. What a visual treat for a grey morning :-)

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