Monday, August 24, 2009

CQing and Some Faces

Ok, I'm back. I've been really laxed in posting to my blog and have decided that I've got to get back into it. You know how it is, you try out something new, get hooked and something else always takes a back seat. Well... the "something" that got in the way was me trying to get healthy. I finally got tired of this big old "thing" following me everywhere I went and got off my butt and started walking. I meet up with my friend Sally and we walk all over... just did a beautiful 7.5 mile walk along the Cape Cod canal that was awesome - what a view. Then we found another place to walk along the shores of Plymouth Beach.... this could get to be a habit. After 3 weeks my legs and feet are really starting to feel a lot better and I'm even sleeping great and going to bed early!

I've also been doing a lot of CQing. Spent a week up in Maine last week laying around in the sun, fishing, kayaking and CQing the days away. I worked on Ellen's block for the CQI FFT#9 Group. When I received her block I fell in love with it as it was BLUE! I immediately cut up some small lace motifs, dyed them and layered them so when sewed in place, it would become a beautiful little garden. Along with some silk ribbon, beads and stitches, I think I might have succeeded....I sure hope she likes it.
In my last blog I showed some pictures of some faces I made and sent out for a CQ RR. Well the ones that were left behind I decided to play with...this is what they look like now. Once I use them as an embellishment on a future CQ block I will extend the french knots and beads into the block. What fun!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Crazy Quilt Faces RR - Faces & Blocks

Last week one of the ladies from the CQI Group asked a question on her blog - she wanted someone to help her identify an object . I was one of the lucky guessers (it was a candle holder) and was told that she would have a little CQ package sent to me. Lucky me! Look at all the wonderful goodies I received - for those of you who know me well you know how much I love the color blue and anything that has to do with under water themed items. Jill sent me fishies, laces, beads, shells, trims, yarns and all kinds of beautiful fabrics - Thank you Jill!!

Finally finished making up my second batch of blocks for the Faces RR for the CQI Group. The first set was put aside once I received that incredible package of UTS goodies from Jill. Using only the fabrics that Jill sent me I completed my six blocks and the faces that I have decided to send around for this Faces DYOB RR. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with - this is going to be so much fun!


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