Monday, June 18, 2007



This is moving along nicely now - and I'm beginning to really enjoy it!! Since I removed the restrictions of deadlines, I actually look forward to working on it. I think I had more to say, but it's evening now, and I have spent the last two hours entertaining small grandsons who are still young enough (one is age 4) to enjoy playing roles - this time a prince to vanquish the dragons at play school. We are, with his father's help, making a shield. I feel like I have marbles in my brain. Granny doesn't cope as well with pandemonium that comes with great enthusiasm, but I am grateful for the opportunity. Whew!!! Now back to stitching. I finally saw the light and bought chenille needles for the embellishing - the tapestry needles were awful to try to push through stitched canvas. After all these years - I finally thought of chenille needles. I'll probably bloody the threads a few times, tho' before I get used to it. Anyway, in my mind, I can already see the pink beads on the orange patch on the heart, as well as a fine looking vine with flowers and clumps of French knots on the big curved seams.




4 comments:

Granny Fran said...

Nice to hear about the chenille needles. That needlepoint version of crocheted lace is so fantastic; I have to figure out how to do that.

Allison Ann Aller said...

The curves came out great!
This whole concept of yours is growing and developing with such speed and richness...love that lace, and the leaf "trim" too. Colors are so happy...Wonderful!

Susan said...

What an interesting version of crazy quilting! I love the green-leaf "lace" that you did. And your curves look wonderful.

Kate said...

Love the psuedo crazy quilting and the leaves are fantastic!