August 4, 2012

Debra: TAST & July CQJP

I may have embellished this page a little more than previous pages. Nothing like raising the bar on myself!

Little bit whimsical here--just a fun block!








21 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Stitching on the second photo is my fav! Nice block Debra.

ladyhawthorne said...

I believe you had lots of fun on this one! Very colorful and full of eye candy.

Debra Spincic said...

I was still under the influence of the embellishing on my Mother & Child blocks.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Great July addition for Stitching Journal. Like Connie, my favourite stitching is the second photo - strong seam treatments beautifully executed and I spy a few Algerian stitches. Love all the colourful buttons - great eye candy.

Suztats said...

I love all the seam treatments, Debra, and the black and white ribbons carried through is such a nice idea. Nice smyrnas.

Debra Spincic said...

I used all my little short leftover threads for the algerian eye stitches!
Thanks, I was trying to make the black & white ribbons dominant in this block so glad to see it worked.

Debra Spincic said...

Yea, last night while watching the Olympics I added the algerian eyes. Felt that blouse scrap needed a bit of something.

Lots of old beaded necklaces taken apart here and a little girl's bracelet offered the tiny flowers.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, Connie!

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, Angela!

Barbara C said...

Such nice crisp stitching, and I love the cheerful colors.

Judy S. said...

It does look like you had fun with this, Debra. Love the use of the black and white ribbons as well as the buttons and the colorful way you attached them. Great stitching, too! My favorite seam is the herringbone with the detached chain stitches in variegate thread over the black checkered ribbon. Very pretty!

Cy said...

Definitely a FUN block. Very nice mix of stitches, ribbons and buttons Debra. I've not got a farvourite bit coz I love it all, lol.

Debra Spincic said...

I just kept asking, "What would Cy do?" Oh, ha! ha!!

Aug's block really reminds me of you--it's all blue green.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, Judy! It was a bit of "now that I am into the embellishments, let's use the darn things" attitude.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, Barbara! This project has been great because I don't have to stay with any one color too long.

Cy said...

That's my gal.........

Debra Spincic said...

:-)

CarolynnS said...

Debra you have such funny/creative sayings in each of your blocks! Each so appropriate. Are you such a "punny girl" in everyday life? If so, I'll bet your students loved it!

Peacock said...

Debra, your close up pictures are wonderful!! Your wheatear is fabulous. I also especially love the variegated detatched chain with the herringbone stitch over the checquered ribbon, and the curving basque stitch!

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks a bunch!

Debra Spincic said...

No, in real life I am as dry and dull as toast.