6/02/2010

They're in the mail!

Well blogger is working now so I'm holding my breath.... I've two RR blocks that are in the mail as I write... The first is this black and blue Art Nouveau RR block from Cathy Kizerian... Luckily it is just starting and I'm first to choose and this block just screams drama to me..... I have lots of yummy black lace and black faceted beads... I can also see a dramatic blue, art-nouveau iris...and of course lots of outlining in gold... Her dress is shaped just like an iris.... Hope Cathy didn't specify this as the top as I plan to shift it around anyway...... I know Cathy would forgive me....

The second is from Ritva in Finland and I'm the last in this rotation... She had a little red in each block except one and Lisa worked on that....which is great because I wanted one with some red... All over town now the big red poppies are blooming.... Sometime ago I did a poppy and want to do one again with different materials...and this is the perfect block for it. It will probably be a little art nouveauish since I'm thinking along this theme anyway. Somewhere I have some crinkled red ribbon I want to try and I also have this wonderful book Allie recommended on 3-dimensional embroidery .... Embroidered Flora & Fauna by Lesley Turpin-Delport. Being last I can be a bit relaxed about the deadline and I know Ritva will forgive me too..

Last year I was an angel and helped to fill in on a RR when someone had to drop out... I embroidered these poppies and for the life of me I can't remember who this block belonged to... if you read my blog would you let me know?

3 comments:

Cathy K said...

Gerry, of COURSE you can rotate the block around.... that's why the silkies are pinned on instead of sewn in. Heck, I even forgot to write my name on the blocks. I'll look up that poppy work for you as I'm rooting about the CQI picture files; must go do some work there! Hugs, Cathy

Cathy said...

Gerry, that poppy you did was on a block for a lady named Ruthie in Great Beginnings RR 2009. Ruthie was a friend of Beryl, the current May challenge winner. You did the lovely peacock on my block in the same RR.

Cathy L

Plays with Needles said...

I just read Cathy's post and you got my favorite block!!!! I know your work will be perfect on it. And those poppies are just gorgeous...plus I agree with Allie, I love that book...

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