Almost Done!

Cream CQ 05Aug08, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.
I've been stitching away! Only one little triangle at the top is left to fill on my cream crazy quilt! Now if I could just figure out what to put there! I'm already thinking about ideas for the next cream block, but I need to finish a couple others before I start a new one!
Hollyhocks redux
Yesterday, I fixed the hollyhocks on my cream crazy quilt block by added a deeper ecru color to the leaves and stalks.
A butterfly was added using old pearls and french knots. I saw these on another crazy quilter's blog but now I can't figure out which one. I hope she doesn't mind that I've borrowed her butterfly design! I'll post a link when I figure it out.
Ribbon Rose
I spent a long time contemplating what to add to the ecru velvet block and at last decided upon a silk ribbon rose. But it was a bit small, with too much blank space around it, so I added a sprinkling of beads.

Nkd Blocks ~ Sea Dreams
Then I thought I'd work on my Sea Dreams crazy quilt block, but I wasn't sure about how to deal with some of the seams so thought I'd play a bit with the first one. I cut it into two blocks to make more pincushions! If you want to see how the pincushions are constructed go to Creative Blessings of Joy and read Jule's instructions! She made a nice tutorial for them.
Along one side of the first one, I stitched some feather stitch coral.
Beach grass
One of the sand seams was embellished with a stand of beach grass.
Seam details
On another sand seam, I used cretan stitch and decorated it with tiny shells and beads. The Shoreline seam was embellished using a couched herringbone stitch in an irredescent DMC thread and beads and sequins. I love this seam treatment!
Sea Dreams Pincushion
Here is the block as it stands right now. I've started another water seam with cretan stitch and have a little more to do on the water side of the block. I'm pleased with how it's coming and feel more confident about tackling the "real" Sea Dreams block now!

I picked up some extra shifts at work and am scheduled to work for the next 6 nights in a row, so it may be a while before I can do more stitching! Maybe I can squeeze in a little time in the late afternoons!
One last note before I head to work. Psalm 107 was my scripture reading for the day. It has been a balm to my soul and upon reading it could feel the peace of God descend like a dove. It was profound for me.
Psalm 107
8: Let them thank the Lord for
his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of
9: For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he
fills with good things.


Anonymous said…
I found your site by looking at pincushion pictures. Loved everything I saw, I'll try to use your cd idea. Looked at your fabulous embroidry on crazy quilt piece. Thanks for sharing your work. Suzanne from Coaticook,Qu├ębec, Canada

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