Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Embroidery Block No. 2


Embroidery Block No. 2
Embroidery Blocks Nos. 1 and 2
I finally finished the second embroidery block that I've been working on. I just love these little pieces! I'm really slow at it, tho, cause I have developed either a tendon or ligament problem in my right thumb...and yes, I'm right-handed. Makes it really difficult to do hand work which is my favorite type of sewing. :/

Amy (our daughter) and her boyfriend are supposed to arrive here tomorrow from Chicago, so I guess I better work on getting some of the dust up today, and get the guest rooms spiffied up a bit. :) They will probably be here until Sunday. It always seems that when I really get in the mood to sew, there's something else that demands my attention. Why is that!

I have an applique project that I'm slowly working on that I haven't shown any pictures of yet, and I have a pieced basket block that I've cut out but can't sew until I get the tablerunner that I'm machine-quilting out of the sewing machine. LOL So, see, I really have been puttering around with some quilt stuff what time I haven't been either working or fishing! :D

Update: Amy just called that they are on their way here today, rather than tomorrow. So I'll catch you all later! :)

25 comments:

Belvie said...

What beautiful little blocks! I don't know what you are planning to put with them, but I immediately thought of 30's fabrics. Can't wait to see more.

Enjoy your company!

Juliann in WA said...

I love these blocks. What a fun project. Enjoy your daughter's visit.

Yummers! said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog (Yummers!). I think the teapots are darling! You do beautiful work!

My oldest daughter also lives in Chicago... right downtown on Michigan. Is your daughter anywhere near?? Kristin and her just-bought condo are on my site... a few blogs back.

Also, I have a blog friend that lives in Eastern Tenn. Her name is Angie and she's listed on my blogsite as 'This is My Real Life'.

Thanks for the magazine tip... I'm off to check it out.
Joni

Inga Helene said...

Lovel blocks! They remind me of my grandmother's embroidery.

Inga

Tazzie said...

Angie, those blocks are just the cutest ever! Your stitching is just so lovely.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Darlene said...

Those blocks are so cute! You know you hurt your thumb when you were digging in the dirt...wait...maybe it was while you were fishing. LOL

Enjoy your daughter and her boyfriend. Have fun. I can't wait to see the other projects you're working on.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Love your new blocks! Great Job! Next time I am hiding in the car with Amy and coming for a visit.

Thimbleanna said...

Love those blocks. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your daughter!

Libby said...

Enjoy the time with your daughter - stitching will always be there *s*

Finn said...

Hi Angie, I love your embroidered blocks...what darling teapots!!

Glad you liked what I sent...LOL, just wanted to comment that IF you would turn the redwork block OVER, you'd see that it is the letter "A" for Angie...*VBS* heheheh Hugs, Finn

Nadine said...

Angie,
I'm so sorry about your ligament problem (I know how it hurts)...
OMG your stitcheries are adorable!
(Am I going to "fall in love" like this, each day ??? LOL).
I guess they come from the Australian Country Thread mag. you got from your friend. Could you tell me the issue/volume nr, please ? (can't read it on your picture). Now I HAVE TO order this one, of course !

((HUGS)) & smiles to you !
Gratefully,
NADINE

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Angie the embroidered blocks are so pretty!!!

Yep, I think I just said the same thing about getting more time to sew, seems everytime I get line out and going something stops me LOL.... but you will enjoy your visit with your daughter, that is worth stopping for :O)..

meggie said...

Lovely work Angie! But enjoy your time with your daughter.. the sewing will wait, but she wont! LOL.

Darcie said...

These are so adorable, Angie! Some time away from all of the handwork -- visiting your daughter and her boyfriend -- will be good for your hand. Enjoy!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I adore those hand embroideries. They're stunning, enjoy time with your daughter and her boyfriend! Hannes says to tell D&B hello, too!

Su Bee said...

Your stitcheries are so inspiring! You have a keen eye for color - they're just beautiful.

Angela said...

I love the blocks!!!!!!!!!!!! Really love them.

Marcie said...

Really cute embroidery blocks Angie. Did you do those on the boat? (Not gonna give up on that!)Hey, that is some big fish! Wow!

Quilting Kim said...

Very cute embroidery blocks, Angie. Your not slow, you just demand quality in your work (he-he). Enjoy your time with your daughter, or better yet, give her a block to do and you can both sit and stitch...while you visit. A Two-Fer...

San / Gypsy Quilter said...

What a lovely treasure. What great fun you must be having.

Sonnja said...

What beautiful little blocks!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

Nan said...

Love both the embroidery blocks! I'm sorry you're having ligament troubles in your sewing hand.
I know what you mean about being in the mood to sew, and something else always seems to interfere - I don't know why that is!

The Carolina Quilter said...

Hi, Angie, glad you liked my post about our trip to the windy city! We did go in but made a quick exit before the witching hour--especially since Lollapalooza was going on and things were getting pretty wild down that way! It is a beautiful city and I hope to come back. Love your embroidery blocks.

Belém said...

I hope you get better soon. Those embroidered blocks are gorgeous.

JANET said...

I love the embroidery blocks. My mother-in-law was a quilter, so I am blessed to have several of her masterpieces.