June 23, 2012

Susan: June CQJP & TAST progress

Another week, and a little progress to show for it. I'm only about half way through this block, though, so I hope I'll have time this coming week to catch up. There's a 50-50 chance of that. =) I really like the feather stitching. The chain stitch is so-so okay. I do like the contrasting v-stiches, though.



Garden progress: I picked enough cherry tomatoes for a salad today, and one grape tomato. Here's how the Big Boy tomatoes are coming along. The biggest one is almost three inches across now. The hot, sunny days are ripening everything, and making stuff grow everywhere in the yard.

14 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I am getting a bunch of grape tomatoes on my plant but none ripe yet. It makes my mouth water thinking about fresh tomatoes!

I love, love, love that feather stitch treatment! It is so light and airy and so perfect here. I think your cable chain looks very nice also.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Feather stitch and birds - intentional or happy coincidence? Either way it looks oh so f a b u l o u s. Chain stitching and V's look good together and I can smell those tomatoes from here.

Suztats said...

Your stitches are light and airy--how apt for a fairy block. The thread colours are perfect!
This year I didn't plant any tomatoes on the deck, and I miss not watching them ripen to a rich, juicy red. Yours look good!

ladyhawthorne said...

Such a sweet block!

Cy said...

I like the Cable chain with the extra V's, and I see on the close-up that there is also a stitch inside the chain part. Love that addition to the standard stitch.
Lots of good samples of V stitches all over your block, like the Fly stitch within the Feather stitch. A great combination.
I have a sudden yearning for a toasted cheese and tomato sandwich..... I wonder why!!!

Debra Spincic said...

Slow and steady wins the race! It's more important that you show up every week and at least try the stitch than it is to get all fancy. Not that your block isn't Definitely sweet!

Wes has a golf friend who has been bringing us a bag of tomatoes each Friday. That's the kind of gardening I like to do!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I like it all, especially the feather stitches. I agree, the airiness of it is very appropriate. But, I don't know whether I admire your stitching or gardening expertise more. ;-)

Judy S. said...

Love this fairy! You are so good at the feather stitch, Susan. Could you send a little warm weather our way? I planted some nasturtiums and they are languishing. Couldn't grow tomatoes to save my life!

Barbara C said...

Your block is really gorgeous. The stitching creates a nice unity between the images in the prints. Lovely work.

cq4fun said...

Coincidence, actually. =) Serendipity.

cq4fun said...

That does sound good. I hope you fixed one!

cq4fun said...

I like that kind, too, but it is fun to watch them grow. I wonder what's going to happen as we hit the 100 mark for 5 days in a row later this week. And from June 10-13, I'm going to be gone. So I expect they will all drop dead from heat. I just realized that!

cq4fun said...

I'd love to send you about 20 degrees. =)

cq4fun said...

Thank you all for your kind comments about last week's stitching. We'll see if I can finish the block this week!