Saturday, February 4, 2012

More Embellishing

I haven't done much this week on my blocks in the workshop with Karen because I haven't been well-but after some blood tests that I had done on Thursday I hope it can all be sorted out.
This is the first block that I had done and I have added some running stitches across the lace doyley on the left to anchor it down and I worked my name in Cross Stitch across the top section. I have embroidered Susan's name on another block and the two names will be joined by a hand made cord (trailing between the two) which will have a heart button to anchor each end down.





I have added a small Cross Stitch section in the area just below the large daisies.

This block is now finished.





I have struggled to get my head around Cross Stitch mainly because I was working with white thread on white waste canvas on white fabric.

It all seamed a mess when I looked at it-but I persisted and I got there in the end.

My excuse is that I am blaming the needle- it was making all the mistakes not me :))

11 comments:

Janet said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick. I hope you're feeling better soon. I had a little stint playing nurse for HB this past week.

I don't know how you work with white on white! I'd be cross-eyed if I tried that.

Jenny said...

Ooooh Doreen... this is so sweet... and I love that you are going to join both names... your work looks so lovely...
Hope things get sorted very quickly for you with your health and you feel on top of things very soon...

Hugs
Jenny x

Heather said...

The blocks are coming on so well Doreen - working white on white is as bad as trying to see black on black. Get rid of that naughty needle! Hope you will soon start to feel better - take care.

Dorothy said...

Have only just had my internet fixed after an electical storm blew up the modem,the router and one other part in the computer so have just read your posts for the last few weeks. You are doing some very pretty work.Hopefully will be able to keep up. Hope you are feeling much better.

karen said...

definitely the needles fault, couldn't agree more. I hope you feel much better VERY soon!! x

Val said...

Hiya Doreen - Have been catching up on all your beautiful whitework pieces - they look amazing, just grgeous! Sorry you've not been well - hope everything picks up soon. xx

Jenxo said...

lovely block doreen, hope you feel better soon ...

Sandy said...

I hope you are getting better. It's terrible to not feel well when you want to do so much. Nice block. White on white on white is hard to see.

Maggi said...

I hope you are feeling better by now Doreen. Better send that needle to the naughty corner. Lovely results though.

Robin Mac said...

Sorry to hear you are not in good health - hope the Doctors have got you sorted by now. I think you are amazing doing all that white on white work, it looks beautiful. BTW, will you be home towards the end of October? We may be visiting. Cheers

karen said...

I hope you are feeling better?