August 18, 2009

The last block in the FFT #7 RR on CQI was for Diane in Canada. It was definitely a challenge to add to this. Everyone had done such a wonderful job and the block was so beautiful. It took me a long time before I could decide what to add. I added a floral spray with chain stitch roses (a new one for me and oooo do I like them) with Swaroski pearls. Then I added a couple of beaded flowers and a leaf. For some reason, Diane doesn't like butterflies...hhhmmmm. I added a piece of vintage lace with Swaroski coin beads and a couple of buttons with beads. I was relatively pleased.

I did learn something important about my self and my style....I HATE PASTELS!!!!!!!!! Most of the blocks in this RR were pastel and I had to really struggle to find supplies to add. Unlike others, I can't afford to go to the store and buy new things to add to blocks. I have to use what I have and I don't have any pastels.
I have also decided this will be my only RR. I got back a beautiful block but I lost interest. I guess a lot of it had to do with the pastel fact; but it was also a lot to do with what has been going on in my home life. I just can't concentrate on working my best on someone else's block. So this will be my last RR.

A couple of weeks ago I got an unexpected surprise in the mail. It was from my dear friend in Kansas City...none other than Lesa. Just look at all the flavors...I mean colors....she sent me. I can't wait to use them. Thanks, Lesa, I love them.

August 02, 2009

This is my completed FFT #7 RR block from CQI. It was worked on by Diane in Canada, Faye in Australia, Gerry K. in Washington state and Nicki in Massachusetts. Isn't it just beautiful? I think it will eventually end of being framed.