January 11, 2008

Season to Season Swap - Winter

For this swap I worked on Janet's block. It was so pretty and beautifully embellished before I got it that I had a really hard time trying to figure out what to do to it. I do hope she likes it. I added the lace; the beaded snowflakes in the trees; the sequin trees on a snowy slope; the star by the tree and the moon in the starry sky.

Once I decided on the sequin trees on the snowy slopes, I figured that it would also work for the CQI January challenge of snow/snowflakes. I took some of the fun fur (I guess that is what you would call it) and trimmed down the long strands. I layered 3 of these along the slope and then added one with the strands uncut over that. I forgot to take a close up to show it better.

I also made snowflakes in the trees using seed beads and bugle beads.

I sure do hope Janet likes what I did on her block.


Susan said...

By clicking on the picture, I could see it really large. Very innovative things you did! I love the snowy hill and the trees.

gocrazywithme said...

Mary, I do indeed love what you did with this block! Especially the fun fur yarn; it looks exactly like frost covered bushes or weeds, perfect for bordering the frozen pond.
Sorry to hear your life is in an upheaval. I'm praying it will settle down for you very soon.