A little bit of stitching and some applique are the treats for you this month.
I added some sweet little pearl hearts as embellishment here.
You might like to try some water colour pencils to add some colour to your pot of lilies.
If you have any problems making this 'square in a square' pot of lilies block, there are many good websites with lots of diagrams and photos, so I decided not to duplicate what is already there. If you need help in finding a good site, send me an e-mail and I can direct you.
Your completed block should look something like this:
which is the completed Block 1. Finish this one, and you are a quarter of the way there!
I managed to finish another of my 'half finished' items this week including the instructions etc. Yeah!!! It too was commissioned by a magazine, which always makes me happy!
So now I am on one of my 'half started' projects. It's a wall-hanging for a toddler. I always enjoy making children's designs. I do have another 'half finished' project on the go, but it is at the stage where it is ready for lots of embroidery, which I love to do at night. The wall-hanging needs lots of machine work and that's what I like to do when I have time during the day, so I have allowed myself to pick up another project, even though the other one isn't finished! You see, I am really trying to be disciplined!
We enjoyed having four of our grandchildren and our daughter here over the weekend. We love being able to see our family so much more often that we used to. Then this afternoon, the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra came to our little township and put on a fantastic classical concert. My husband and I haven't been to one of these concerts for years, so it was just wonderful to sit back and allow the beautiful music to flow over our souls. There's nothing like being there - it is always just so much better than just listening to a CD!
Now to show you what Ginny has done with the Gifts of Grace free design from 2010.
Isn't this all-embroidered version sweet?
Have a great week ... and happy stitching!