Things are just hopping this morning. It is not yet 7 in the morning and after yesterday’s announcement that I am coming to the States on a teaching tour I opened my email box to heaps of messages and enquiries which I am about to tackle. Thanks too for everyone who has left a comment here
Communication is going to be the key to organizing this and having all chat associated with it in one spot is best I think. On a purely selfish level it means I can answer the same question once. Allison Aller , Willa Fuller and Nora Creeach of CQMag Online are all helping out but there are some questions that are directed to me – so in order to be able to co-ordinate this please join the group and we can work from there.
With this being the second last day in this series I thought I would feature a detail that is a bit different. What you are looking at is a piece of lace which has had the negative area of the pattern picked out in French knots. The threads used are a superfine wool which is the dame thickness of a single strand of DMC cotton floss.
The spider web is the traditional symbol of good luck found on many crazy quilts. I stitched it in a metallic thread next to a cluster of flowers. Flower motifs have been made of buttonhole wheels , French knots and Bullion knots. For those who have problems with bullion stitches I have some tips for working bullion stitch here Leaves are detached chain stitches.
The email box may be full but the things are quite on the blog round up front Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has finally featured some stumpwork from her stumpwork sampler
Katie of Katie’s New place has published another motif.
Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has published another teacup motif which she has generously provided free. This one too has found its way into my patterns folder
Rissa of Rissas Pieces has published another in her series of alphabets that can be used in embroidery.
If you have found this series interesting you may be also interested in my online classes. Develop a Personal Library of Stitches and Encrusted Crazy Quilting both are currently being offered.
If you are just swinging by, a search engine has landed you here, or you want to print out this series 100 details for 100 days they are listed under that category in this blog.