Greetings! I joined my friends for Friday Night with Friends hosted by the lovely Cheryl. I stitched together the ABC SAL blocks. I - a-HEM - had higher hopes it would turn out better...I could NOT get the blocks sewn straight....of course, it was my sewing machine's fault - she was being snitty.......and resisted any attempts on my part to call a truce, even though I was waving a white flag - MADLY waving, I might add. After ripping the blasted thing out three (yes, count 'em - THREE) times, I gave up. It is what it is. It's going to be a table topper in my studio and will be covered with stuff, anyway....so there ya go.
I've come to the conclusion quilting and sewing isn't really up my alley. I probably should stick to hand embroidery and painting. Here's Task #7 from my Traditional Quilting Class hosted by Kathy Shaw. It's a Churn Dash Block. After reviewing my block, Kathy thought it should be renamed "Doughnut". I guess it does kind of remind me of one....<g>
Two RAKs arrived at their destinations. Here is what was given to Grace.
Limoges Needle box painted by me with 18th Century design - Blue Bluets, band in 24Kt gold, and a Swarovski crystal scissor fob
Inside of needle box
Catherine of I Love to Stitch received these:
Porcelain trinket box painted by me and trimmed in 24Kt gold
"Hearts for You" by Shepherd's Bush Designs and a Victorian thumb pin cushion
Lastly, the postman delivered the sweetest package all the way from Spain! My blogging friend, Oskar, stitched this pretty bag for me -
Isn't it lovely?? I was floored.....He also sent some little charms, floss and fabric -
THANK YOU, OSKAR! I adore it all.