Saturday, 25 July 2015

Too tired for stitching!

Hello! I am sorry I have been a little neglectful of my blog this week but, as I have had several disturbed nights looking after little Poppy, I have been too tired to do much in the way of sewing, so I haven't had a lot to share with you!


However, I did manage to get the next task for the ICQC 103 online class that I am taking with Kathy Shaw finished.  This task was to create a wisteria vine on one of my blocks.  I decided to use the same block that I had previously stitched one of my trees on.


You may recall that I have already stitched a wisteria vine for the other class that I am taking with Kathy  so, it was nice to have the chance to practice the technique again.  This time I used a raffia rather than string for the trunk.  I also added extra leaves from the start and I was pleased with the finished vine.


I also finished the next task for my ICQC 107 class, which was stitching a small cluster of daffodils along the trellis in the background.  These were really fun to stitch but, I wish I had practiced them on a scrap cloth first as, I wasn't completely happy with the leaf placement. Never mind, from a distance the overall effect is quite pleasing.


I am a long way behind on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks but, as I had a much better night's sleep last night (honestly, it has been like having a new born baby in the house and, I am much too old for that!!!) I am hoping to get caught up on some of them this afternoon and tomorrow.


Enjoy your weekend! 


34 comments:

  1. Hello Christine, I love that wisteria. I can't imagine doing TWO Crazy Quilting courses at the same time! I wouldn't get anything else done! Sorry to read about your dog; I hope she's fully recovered soon and lets you get some sleep.

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    1. Thank you Marly! I do have to be quite organised to keep on top of the tasks but I am learning so much and having lots of fun! :) x

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  2. Awww, poor little Poppy. :( She is lucky to have a good Mommy.
    I am really enjoying your class along with you - lol! Everything you stitch is so pretty - I am particularly fond of the wisteria. I finally visited Kathy's website and love it! Obviously she is a great teacher.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Poppy is being such a good girl... hard not to spoil her!! I have really enjoyed stitching the wisteria... definitely will be including one in a future crazy quilt project! Kathy really is a fabulous teacher! :) x

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  3. That wisteria is gorgeous Christine. Its a technique I haven't tried before. Now if I was a cat and had 9 lives, I might get around to trying it in one of them. LOL

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    1. Thank you Dasha! I know what you mean... too many fabulous projects out there waiting to be tried! :) x

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  4. Very pretty work, as always. I hope Poppy is recovering well from her op, give her a little hug from me xxx

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    1. Thank you Janet! She seems to be quite enjoying all the attention but I'll give her an extra hug from you! :) x

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  5. More beautiful stitching, Christine. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Hugs, Christine

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    1. Thank you Christine! Lots of rain here this weekend, so some stitching is in order!! :) x

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  6. oooh - I love your wisteria and daffs! I'll have to start searching for some more silk ribbon so I can make these too.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I am learning some lovely motifs.... so many stitching ideas now! I love the SRE designs and I am learning so much! :) x

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  7. Love your CQ stitching. Can't wait to start my class next month (which is because of you). L

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    1. Thank you Lindi! How exciting that you have signed up for a class... I know you will have a lot of fun! :)

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  8. Your embroidery block is looking fantastic Christine. You do such a good job. Hope Poppy gets better soon.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I have really been enjoying the classes. Poppy is comfortable.... just have to keep her quiet, which is not always easy! :) x

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  9. I think the daffodils look super. Great idea using raffia! Hope poor Poppy continues to make good progress in her recovery.

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    1. Thank you! I had never realised how much there was to learn and I am having so much fun in these classes! :)

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  10. What you made is beautiful, I like the wysteria a lot!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I am really enjoying participating in the classes! Lots to learn and lots of fun! :) x

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  11. Christine, the wysteria is perfect and your daffodils very pretty. Your stitching is lovely to see

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I am really enjoying the silk ribbon embroidery! :)

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  12. Oh my goodness--so pretty! I love the wisteria and the daffodils are so cute--I think the leaves look fine. I have two quilting friends that have been missing in action because they have new puppies--you are right--it is like having a baby. If only our pets could communicate!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I think it is easy to criticise your own work... Kathy suggested I add an extra leaf at a different height to the two on the left hand side... I think I will! :) x

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  13. Your wisteria is just gorgeous , beautiful stitching !

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    1. Many thanks Sheila! The wisteria is a lot of fun to stitch! :) x

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  14. Absolutely beautiful stitching. I have been so inspired that I contacted Kathy Shaw and hope to do the beginners module in August. Love your work.

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    1. Thank you Catherine! I am so excited for you... hope you enjoy the class as much as I have and thank you for visiting me! :) x

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  15. Such a pretty picture that is forming. Your wisteria flowers are lovely, are they ribbon?? Hope Poppy is getting better, they are just like our babies when they are sick aren't they.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! Yes, the picture is cleverly designed by Kathy so that you can practice the flowers and have a lovely garden to frame at the end. The top knots of the wisteria are ribbon but the little knots are the bottom are thread. Poppy has her stitches out today, so things should settle down a little now! :) x

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  16. Liebe Christine,
    welch wunderschöne Stickereien. Toll die Blumen und die rankende Glyzinie. Toll.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I have really enjoyed stitching these beautiful flowers! :) x

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  17. I love your work. Take care of yourself as Poppy needs you on top form xx

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    1. Thank you Gina! Poppy is being well looked after! :) x

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