Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress or hopes for the needlework projects that I am currently working on. I invite my readers to leave a comment with a link to a post of their current projects. I find this a great way to encourage each other.
After I finished and pressed 'publish' on last week's post, I realized that I forgot to add the final contest for my 1000th post celebration. Some of my readers might recall the wonderful embroidered fabric postcards that my mother makes. She has traded them with collectors around the world and has a very sizeable collection herself. Below are just a few that she has sent to my family.
All are approximately 4 x6 inches. They can be sent through the postal system for the cost of a basic stamp. My mother has donated one card to be sent to one of my readers. I don't know what it will look like, though she says she has several ready and I can take my pick on your behalf.
To increase the odds, I am adding a second card, though my style is very different than hers. Below are a few of my cards.
A short update on the bird quilt.
I attached the floral applique to the side of the oriole block and added another flower.
To the right of this lies the Robin block. That bird needed feet, an eye and even a worm. Add some sashing to the top and side. Then to keep with the tulips that were appliqued along the oriole, some were needed here are well.
|These are 3 1/2 inches each, and there really are five of them.|
Will be back next week with an update.
Now for a small tease. Started a new 'leaders and enders' project. So far, I've done a bit of cutting and stitched a few very short rows.