May 5, 2012

Susan: TAST 17 & 18 and May CQJP

Not too much, but a start and a catch up. I also have two more blocks pieced - only one to go. There will be beads, maybe a button in the wheatear circle (which I did correctly this time, but I still prefer the other way of doing it), and probably some more embellishing on that crossed buttonhole thing.


So what else was I doing when I should have been CQing? Admiring the results of my gardening! First tomato blossoms:

11 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Love tomatoes, I'm jealous. Your cq looks great so far and the circle turned out well. I like that crossed buttonhole 'thing'!

Debra Spincic said...

Very pretty crossed buttonhole thing. The variegated thread is a plus.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Yum! Nothing as good as a home grown tomato. You are ahead of me on that one. Very nice stitching. I really like your crossed buttonhole stitch and that wheatear circle is perfect.

CarolynnS said...

The wheatear circle is great!

Suztats said...

Nice stitching! Love the 'waves', your buttonhole thingy looks good, and I'm jealous it's warm enough to have tomato plants! It was 0C here yesterday morning!

Judy S. said...

Tomatoes, you lucky duck! We can't grow them well here on our side of the mts. Any type we tried stayed green and looked like cherry tomatoes. Love the blue beads with the yellow crossed "thing". It and your circle look terrific. Also love all your Sasslynne threads!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Great line of crossed buttonhole and neat wheatear circle.

jenclair said...

Your block looks crisp and spring-like. The wheatear circle looks great and I like the way it encompasses 3 pieces!

Cy said...

Very neat and tidy stitching Susan. Your stem stitch wavy lines are perfect. A nice addition of the French Knots to the crossed buttonhole row, and I can admire the control of your needle when stitching the wheatear circle.

I have just collected a handful of cherry tomatoes from my one surviving tomato plant. I planted seven and I'm cross that I only have one left now. I think it was possums that got the others.

Peacock said...

I love the wavy stem stitch lines across three different color patches of your block. Nice job with the wheat-ear circle! Lovely. Very nicely spaced. And I love what you did with the crossed blanket stitch in the varigated orange thread accented with blue French knots! Just lovely.

Peacock said...

Tomatoes! Yummy!!