3/29/12

CQJP March 2012

Now onto what I've been up to over the last month. 
It occurred to me last month that some of you would perhaps like to see the "naked" block PRIOR to stitching so here is March. 
If I had it to do again, I'd take out the light blue/green silk as all the other fabrics are in the olive green family!  Have no idea what I was thinking or not thinking. 
My March block is all about spring. 
I started off with a small silk ribbon floral spray in one section.  It has a background of feather stitches and some french knot buds.
More on Monday - enjoy your weekend.

FINAL GIVEAWAY WINNER!


AND THE WINNER IS 
Thanks to all of you who participated in my anniversary giveaways.  I do hope those who won enjoy their gifts.
I'll be back tomorrow showing some of what I've been up to behind the scenes.

3/24/12

FINAL GIVEAWAY

This is the last giveaway to celebrate my blog anniversary.
This is a larger fabric collage measuring approximately 12x16".  There are a variety of embellishments so click on the photo to see a larger view.  There is a hanging sleeve on the back that fits a small dowel so you can hang it easily.
How do you enter to win
Simply leave me a comment at the bottom of this post if this interests you.
I'll use random generator to select a winner.
For those of you with blogs, mentioning my giveaway would be appreciated.
I'll be posting the winner at the end of the week so don't delay.
Hope you will join my celebration.

3/20/12

BLOG GIVEAWAY #4

GIVEAWAY NUMBER FOUR
A fabric collage measuring approximately 7x8".
How do you enter to win
Simply leave me a comment at the bottom of this post if this interests you.
I'll use random generator to select a winner each week.
For those of you with blogs, mentioning my giveaways would be appreciated.
I'll be posting winners and new giveaways each week
Remember, you will need to comment on EACH POST to have a chance to win.
Hope you will join my celebration.

3/15/12

BLOG GIVEAWAY 3

GIVEAWAY NUMBER THREE
A fabric collage ATC and accompanying fabric envelope!
How do you enter to win
Simply leave me a comment at the bottom of this post if this interests you.
I'll use random generator to select a winner each week.
For those of you with blogs, mentioning my giveaways would be appreciated.
I'll be posting winners randomly through the week
SO
 check back often!!  
Remember, you will need to comment on EACH POST to have a chance to win.
Hope you will join my celebration.

WINNER!!!


And the winner selected via random generator is.....
Thanks to everyone who entered.

3/12/12

BLOG GIVEAWAY 2

Thanks to all of you who played last week! 
This week I am offering a fabric collage measuring approximately 6x8".
How do you enter to win
Simply leave me a comment at the bottom of this post if this interests you.
I'll use random generator to select a winner each week.
For those of you with blogs, mentioning my giveaways would be appreciated.
I'll be posting winners and new giveaways each week
AND
you may want to check back as I just may add a few surprises in between!!
Remember, you will need to comment on EACH POST to have a chance to win.
Hope you will join my celebration.

3/9/12

WINNER!


And the winner is.....
Thanks to everyone who entered. 
Stay tuned Monday.

3/5/12

BLOG GIVEAWAY

I have been blogging for coming up to three years now - can't quite believe it has been this long!. 
I've developed some lovely friendships with so many creative friends and would like to thank you. 
ALL OF YOU INSPIRE ME!
  To celebrate, ALL through the month of March I'm going to have several giveaways. 
This week I am offering a machine and hand stitched envelope with a fabric collage ATC to tuck inside. 
 
How do you enter to win
Simply leave me a comment at the bottom of this post if this interests you. 
I'll use random generator to select a winner each week. 
For those of you with blogs, mentioning my giveaways would be appreciated.
I'll be posting winners and new giveaways each week
AND
you may want to check back as I just may add a few surprises in between!!
Remember, you will need to comment on EACH POST to have a chance to win.
Hope you will join my celebration.

3/2/12

Inspiration galore!!!

Thanks to all of you who left such lovely comments about my February block.
SO
It started Monday morning this week when I was researching bead embroidery options and in particular any videos that may be on the internet. 
I came across this video
I followed this by visiting Bea Valdes' website where I hit the motherload of inspiration.
 Ms. Valdes has a company in Manilla that makes the most exquisite evening purses.
All are hand stitched!
I love the shape of the one above and colour scheme.
Beautiful patterns.
Gorgeous colours, patterns, design!

Interesting shape
So, do they inspire you too?
I'd love to make something like one of these
so guess I'll have to learn bead embroidery now!
Something special coming Monday so make sure you come and visit....
 
 
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