My Friend, Hiroko Kubota's New Book- "Embroidered Cats" - Have you ever visited "hiroko kubota"s flickr album? You must be amazed her embroidered cats there. They look alive. I am sure whoever see her stitched cat...
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It's such a good feeling to finish a project!!!
This is my Fan Quilt, my CQJP2012 challenge. I love how it looks finished. What you cannot really see in the photo are 13 extra embroidered triangles that fill in the top, bottom and sides. These triangles hold a small embroidered fan in neutral threads with either pearls or golden beads. Here are some of them in close up:
|This little sweetheart is my great niece Hilary, (my niece Rohanna's daughter, and my sister's grand daughter).|
|You'll see another little bit of chicken scratch on her top. It's the same little French smock pattern that I bought from ChocolatineStudio on Etsy. |
Of course you can use any fabric for the smock, but gingham is the one for chicken scratch. I found that the gingham squares don't always run straight, so before I cut out the pattern, I match up the squares so that when I embroider, it doesn't go downhill!
The blocks are 6" square and this is January and February's blocks joined together. I also decided that I would not leave the joining and finishing to the end. (I'm still working on getting my CQJP2012 Fan Quilt completed.)
|This is January's block before being attached to February. The trees are not sewn on yet, I'll do that after March and April's blocks are added.|
|And this is February's block.|
|What is it about zappers and cable boxes? I have this wonderful new TV (see above) and no matter which button we pressed on either component, nothing happened. Even a call to Rogers Cable didn't help, and now we have to wait until Monday for a service call!|
|Monday! my sister cries, We'll miss Downton Abbey!|
|And to work the zapper I need my Ott Light and a magnifier and ... maybe a glass or two!|