This is my grandson Jack's birth announcement block. Jack is six and when he was born I wasn't involved in CQ.
At the Retreat in Colorado Kerry was doing a neat butterfly on waste canvas on her Making Memories block. She very kindly provided me some 12 count canvas and the pattern for the angel. I tried very hard to find the right hole to put the needle in, but even with my glasses, I found the 12 canvas too small. So out came those stitches. I tried with 10 canvas, but when I took photos of the angel, all the mistakes were so obvious I had to unpick that too. Finally I used 8.5 canvas and with a magnifying glass I was more successful. I still think my angel needs a little more hair and possibly some definition on her wings. She's in a different location now as I unpicked so much that the original patch is in a bit of a mess. I'll find a nice little lace motif for that.
Using Clay for Mechanical Models - In my slightly technical interests, I like building little moving toys and models. Wind up toys are a special favourite but any whimsical little toys and...
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