Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Round 8: Annette

I've had this photo sitting on my desktop for ages, but I've been a bit bad about keeping up to date with this round robin - my apologies. I see that I'm not the only one, though!

Anyway, this is Annette's round 8 - the first embroidery round... I'm back-dating it a little so it falls before the new round which, I know, I should have posted yesterday, not today. Is anyone ready for it anyway?

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Rd 9: Cheryll S

Although I once again added applique (Xmas tree), I did add some machine embroidery and plan to add stars and a button to complete this round. Of course I can't actually sew the button on yet... but it is part of the whole picture. You have to look very closely to see all the tree pretties but they are there and look better in real life!

Hope you all enjoy round 9 and ThAnKs again to Kate!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

R9: Narelle

If I ever need a second opinion Jayne is always happy to give my sewing the once over.

This month I took Kate's suggestion and added a little embroidery to my pieces. A yellow dragonfly has landed on the blue ...

... here he is a little closer.

Three blue flowers blossomed on the left side of the tan ...

... a closer look.

I'm looking forward to checking out others' embelishments.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

R9: Plum

I've added five ribbon roses (a new to me but simple technique), found a broken Christmas rose decoration gifted to me six years ago to add to it (pinned at the moment, but it will be sewn on), and added stitching to the fused tree.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Round 9!

I have been remiss with this round robin - partly because I have had company and been very busy and partly because as I haven't had a chance to do my own round 8, I wasn't really thinking about the next round yet!

Anyway, the step for this month is very similar to last month: applique or embroider something. May I encourage you to challenge yourself - if you have appliqued last month, perhaps embroider this month, or vice-versa.

I am very impressed with the pieces we've seen so far - such a nice variety and some great ideas to magpie from (as we say at school) in future...