I found my "lost" lengthy post from last night! So I need to add to what I learned TODAY:
- How to find a lost post in edited posts....in DRAFT status!
~~~ Sweet SEAWEED Dreams~~~
I did manage to do a little stitching on my mermaid block this weekend. This is the Crochet Chain Stitch from Judith Baker Montano's book FLORAL STITCHES.
This is a great book for any crazy quilting enthusiast. Any of Montano's books are an inspiration. This copy is from my library but I will have to search for a deal online to make it my OWN soon.
It is so cool. You begin by making a stitch, then you use a crochet hook to make a chain with the thread of choice (I used a silky variegated, a gold thread and a chartreuse thread) When you finish the chain you tack it down where it looks best. There is alot of PLAY with this stitch and I love how it looks like the mermaid in sleeping on a bed of SEAWEED. I will definitely use this stitch again.
This is the week I have to mail my block off to begin this ROUND ROBIN and I am excited to see what I learn from this group of very talented woman. I love doing these RR's...seeing the works of other stitchers is a true LEARNING experience.
These next 2 pictures are a little of my bits I have added to Jackie's block on a current CQ RR.
Jackie's CRAZY quilt is beautiful. She pieced a BUTTERFLY and all the work done on it so far is awesome. I WISH I could post her block here, but ALAS, I cannot! It would spoil the surprise if she were to see it.
This weekend my daughters fiance & his brother installed the laminate wood floor they are standing on!! I love it....ALOT. It makes my little kitchen COZY. I painted all the trim so they can install & finish up this week. Now I MUST paint the kitchen, a job that has been on my TO-DO list for way over a year. I am changing the RED to a more calming very light TAUPE and repainting the cupboards a crisper, shiny white. There is nothing more gratifying for me than to make my house a HOME. I thank Cory & J.P. for helping me do that.
Here is the reason I didn't have much time to create...
Even CLIFFORD loves it!!