Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Marvelous Monday

I was looking forward to this Monday, and I can honestly say, I wasn't let down.  It was the first day of the Embroidery, Embellish, Create Class.  It hadn't been released when I was first ready to start, so I did this weeks Mystery Monday clue.

The cutting of the new squares and the sewing to form the blocks didn't take long at all.  However, the trimming of the blocks after seemed to take forever, no doubt made to feel worse as the lesson for the class was now online.

However, I persevered, and after a couple of hours I had a few block like this
 due to the fact that I had run out of the apple fabric.  There is a big pile of these,
 and these.  Now they can all go to the side until next Monday.
 Now the real fun of the day could begin.  I read all the info on the blog, printed the pdf's and watched the video and was ready to start.  There were two tasks for this section, and I did the second first, as you do!
 I took the linens that I have had safe in my drawer, you know that set of drawers Karen that you admired so much?  Two of the little drawers are now empty.  I took a deep breath, and started cutting with the scissors.

Karen made this bit look so easy, but I lost count of the number of variations I had for this one blocks.  Nearly two hours later, I finally settled on this.
Now it's all tacked and ready for the embroidery and my fingers are itching to start.  First though, I need to go back to task one, rouleau loops and prairie points!  That's what I am going to be doing today.

7 comments:

Donna said...

This is going to be beautiful. Cutting into the pretty pieces would have taken more than a deep breath for me.

Terry said...

Good job getting all those blocks trimmed! I can't wait to see what all you do to that white block! I don't know if I could have cut into those linens or not! LOL

Tudy said...

Wow you got a lot done and I can't wait to see how things come along.

Annie said...

Well, you've taken the plunge! Hope it's all smooth sailing from this point on. This will be fascinating to follow.

Maggi said...

The MM blocks look good but I just love the base for the embroidery. I am really going to enjoy following you with this.

Rudee said...

You are so adventurous. I can't wait to see the embroidery.

Evie said...

You're so brave. I have palpitations just thinking about cutting into those exquisite linens.

What a fabulous start to the week.