Debra was kind enough to send me a box full of lovelies, and I now find myself running out of excuses! I've now a wonderful assortment of fabrics, ribbons, threads, needles and fanciful bits and beads. I've only to sew a darned block now. Frankly, I'm scared to death. What goes where, no pattern...all intention. I DO know that nothing is "wrong" and it's up to my own artistic design...ARGH!!!! Remember back to when you started, what were your first steps to block construction?
I've started a sampler of sorts, I wanted to get used to the different types of threads and which were the appropriate needles for a particular type of thread. I'll keep exploring stitches, using various stitch dictionaries. The sampler has no rhyme or reason, and obviously no direction. I'm having a bit of fun with it.
I've already added many more stitches since taking the photo early Sunday morning.
I've a finish to share. Yes, finally. My mug rug, for a swap I joined, is finished. I'm quite pleased, even if it is a little over the top! Kind of sorry it wasn't going to sit on MY desk! The recipient loved it, so I call it "a job well done". Finished size is 6"hx9"w.