My new toolbox I got last night. Its a little fishing takle box with 4 self contained trays that slide out plus the big open spot on top for the tools :) One tray is ribbons etc, One buttons, One beads, One embroidery floss. The beads next to the block I just bought today, a pink rose, 2 leaves, a silver butterfly, a crystal cross and some rose tiger eye beads and a tube of metallic multicolor seed beads. Ought to keep me busy for a while!
Heres the whole shot of my block
theres the ruby and antique pearls I stitched on the center of the lace flower
my silk ribbon embroidery flowers and leaves with seed beads in the center of the flowers.
Im not sure why the pics are blurry, mabe cuz I got in a hurry!
Ok one question for you! I did buy a flat hoop and when I was stitching it was easier for me to do the work but as more things are added on, then the hoop will crimp the work. So should I be learning without a hoop or should I get a larger hoop and baste muslin so that the block is centered and not being crimped?
I tried doing it both ways and I didnt do so well when I took the hoop off, because with the hoop it was flat and easier for me to see and manipulate.
This took me 2 hours! But I liked what I did so far! I have decided I will make this into a little purse for when I travel to quilt shows. I have decided also to title it "a few of my favorite things" hehehe.
Notice , pinks, blues, greens, flowers, butterflies, lace, fine fabrics. Thats pretty much says it all!