Hi everyone! I hope you've been enjoying nice, sunny weather. The last couple of days were spent sitting out on the patio with my good friend Shirl.
It was a fun four days visiting with Shirley. She brought me these wonderful placemats she made for our new home:
We chatted, and stitched, and laughed, and I made her a pair of earrings and a new bracelet for her upcoming birthday.
I love to bead, and I hadn't made anything for quite a while.
Shirl loves to wear costume jewelry, so I got out my bead totes, and we sorted through them until her choices were made.
so, out came the pliers, and it was demolition time....... Most of the white was removed, but I left in the black, silver, and the bling. Some of the dangles remained.
The earrings? They disappeared onto her ears the moment they were finished, so I didn't have a chance to take a photo of them...........
There was some time for stitching, and I finished my August Block ahead of schedule. whew!
cast-on stitch edging in a soft beige
and with a simple seam treatment, August is complete
It has subdued, pale warm tones with little touches of pink
I wondered how it might look with the other blocks.....
in no particular order, the first 8 months
I like seeing the harmony
of all the blocks, the theme of Lace & Roses, the soft palette
I think my blocks will make a nice wall hanging.......
there's lots more planned for this piece, but I'm not sure how much progress I'll be making on my wrapping cloth or my CQJP blocks in the next few weeks.
In 2 days our daughter and granddaughter arrive from Australia for a 6 week visit. I expect I shall be very busy playing in the garden and having fairy tea parties. How wonderful! I am so excited to see my beautiful daughter and my adorable DGD, Jewel, again!
So, if in the coming weeks you find I've disappeared, you know it's because I'm playing dress-up in the Secret Garden, reading fairy tales, and having squiggly hugs!
Best wishes to you all, and be good until I return.
Thanks for visiting. Hugs from Suz