Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fresh out of the oven

This is called the Russian Pluck Cake

It is a chocolate dough with a cheesecake mixture and pieces of the chocolate dough plucked and put on top of the cheese. It is so yummy!

More of my UFO`s emboidered

This is a  5 inch block which gives me 4 1/2 inches to work on,love the size. I had made 9 of these for a swap and have made 9 more for myself,so you will see me blogging and working about them for a while.

upper part of the middle panel beaded cameo and butterfly stamping

middle part just Beads!

lower right corner with silk ribbon rose

left side with 3-D flowers and velvet leafs

The completed block , I had added a Venice lace flower applique to the bottom of the middle panel.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Awesome Roses Block is home

Upper right

Upper left

Lower right

Lower left

This is the completed block by Cathy L.,Kathy S.,Meg W.,Ruby R. I love this block. It will be a Wall hanging for myself.I was able to get a wonderful  flannel with roses at the after thanksgiving sale and have started a quick quilt with it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sue`s autumn block is going home

I was the last person in this RR to work on the block.When  I first looked at it I knew what I was going to do to bring it all together.First added the lace with beads and embroidered the dragonfly with metallic thread and beads.

This crochet flower brings the purple from the top down to the bottom,beaded with orange glass beads

This dragonfly is a companion to the one on top that was woven into the fabric

To bring the color from the big butterfly on the lower left corner up I added the satin vine and little turquoise flowers  made out of ribbon with a pearl .

The completed block with work by Alice,Carol,Lisa and myself. I had fun as always with all this wonderful work done by some great ladies.

Roses in peach and purple for Lorrie

Roses,lace flowers and beads surround the little purple fairy with her big smile

Lace flowers where hand painted to match the color theme of peach and purple,a rose cameo was placed ,Glass heart beads complete the seam treatment

Silk ribbon roses ,heart beads and satin leafs

I hand painted the lace and added the beads

The butterfly was a napkin ring made by my friend Doris`s grandma in Germany

All of my work

The whole block with all the work that has been added by Nicki Lee, Ely  and myself.

Lace and Pearls for Nicki Lee

This is just a simple silk ribbon rose with lace leaf appliques and a little stitching with beads.

When I saw the color of the silkie I had to add this butterfly and I also gave this Beauty a necklace.

I had this wonderful antique handmade piece of lace from Germany and it was just perfect for this block,lots of  pearls ,some silk ribbon roses with simple embroidery to stitch the satin trim of leafs. I had to remove some things I had added to leave room for the other Ladies to work on this block,I could so have finished it ,I have to part with it tomorrow and can`t wait to see what will be added to it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Supplies came in

Just in time for the Pearl & Lace RR these wonderful pearls made it to my house.Now I will have to see if I have enough Lace?  

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ruby`s Roses Block

This is the block as I received it.The embroidery is done by Cathy L.,Kathy S. and Meg W. members of the Crazy quilting International group I belong to.

First I had to add some thing on a bigger scale to go with the big pink rose on the left side.It is a applique that I beaded and added a tatted butterfly with pearls.

Now I made my sweet little Silk Ribbon Wild Rose . I wanted it to be very light and just added a few lace flowers.

So here is my work right next to each other.

This is the completed block. When I look at it,I get the feeling of  walking through a wonderful garden and yes you can smell the Roses.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Knitted Socks

This is the last pair of socks for my son. I have new sock yarn he has not seen yet and I will have to hide it when he comes home. I`m sure he will ask me to knit more because he likes to match his socks and ties when he is working televised games for Kansas State University.

Friday, February 3, 2012

My German Flag Block is DONE!

Left side of the block
This is the completed block, I had so much more to put on there but the block was not big enough! It was very hard to let it go, I had only used inspiration from the part of Germany where I`m from. We have lot`s of castle`s,our Dinkelacker brewery in the middle of Stuttgart,Wine is made in almost every little town around the area,every bakery has pretzel`s,The Autobahn with VW Bugs,The Black Forest with the cuckoo clocks and of course the dog had to be included, a German shepherd and don`t over look the gummy bears from Haribo.

Right side of the block.

My Gift from the Global Christmas Swap update

As you may remember I had a swap partner from New Zealand for the Global Christmas Swap. As with so many of us life happened and Carol was able to finally mail these awesome gifts. A quilting magazine,so different ,just a few patterns and a lot more about quilts and people who make them.

What a label !

Now this is the perfect quilt for our house,love the Birds,blue is my color and for all this X- Stitch work,Carol`s eyes must be a lot better then mine.I was very happy with my gift and just wanted to show it to all of you.

As you may remember I took part in the Global Chr