Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Classwork and I Got Mail!

continues on. Each week
I am learning new things.
I did some further
embellishment on
Block One.
Added some buttons and a stitch
I can not find the name of.
A cross stitch on top of
another cross stitch
to Block 2.
Soon, Karen will be teaching us
eyelets and cut work, but
I couldn't wait I had to
try some for myself. 
My edges are a bit ragged,
but that's okay
I am just learning. 
We made a gathered piece of fabric,
that will serve as an embellishment.

To me the piece looks like a
wing.  The words, I once
saw on the show
"Designing Women" came to mind.
As I remember it Suzanne
was trying to adopt a child.
There was a pillow
on the young girl's bed.
On the pillow were the
"Children need
Roots to grow
Wings to fly".
I loved that saying
 when I saw it,
and I  still do today.
A mother's love should be
encouraging and strong,
with roots as deep
as the largest
tree would have.
With a strength that
will see you through
the most difficult of
I am at the stage of
 giving them
"Wings to Fly"
 with my children. 
 One has entered
college and the other has
begun her career after
obtaining her degree.
The "Wings to Fly"
will be symbolic in my
white work cloth with
the addition of the gathered
fabric embellishment.
I hope to complete that section
in the next few days.
In the mail, I received
a special package from
a new blogging friend.
"Quilting Judy" and I
became friends while
participating in Shawkl's
recent Round Robin of sorts.
I stitched this block for Judy.
I wish Judy had a blog I could
direct you to.  I am trying to
encourage her to start one.
Judy knows I am taking the
whitecloth class so she kindly
mailed me these 2 napkins
to use in my work,
along with some tatted flowers
to add to my crazy quilting projects.
Thank you again, Judy!
We are to use material/cloth
that is meaningful to us.
How fitting to include
these gifts from
my new friend.

My Spring Garden Round Robin
block returned home.
Thank you Rachel, Cat, Rengin, Susie
and my good friend Dee Dee for
creating such a nice keepsake.

Now back to stitchin'

Love to all,


Laurie said...

So much beauty! Oh, to have a friend who would send me tatting!

Createology said...

Your stitching is just beautiful and that white with the buttons and detail is divine. Your new treasure from your new friend are very special indeed. Happy stitching...

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Your stitching is getting better and better. The beautiful things you will have for the children when they start to have their own home and family. My grands treasure everything I make for them no matter how inapt I think it may look.

DeeDee said...

Wowsers!!.. what are you gonna do with all these beautiful stitcheries... I am so glad I could eek! out a small bit on your block.. so wish I could have done more.... happy stitchin Deb... :D

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Beautiful results from this class Deb. Keep it up!

Nicola said...

I am enjoying watching this project grow, it's so beauiful.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Deb I sooo wish I was doing this class with you!
I've spoken toKaren and yes I can do it later on Yea!!

Love love love what you're doing - it's just GORJUS..........
I know it's what I've always been looking for!

So glad you love books too, and thought you might enjoy the hydrangeas!

Shane x

karen said...

love the quote you have added to your piece...very true and very appropriate...

Susan Elliott said...

You have been busy my dear!!! Love your cloth from your class and the peek-a-boo flower is so dear. But the undersea block you sent to your friend is just awesome. It's good to see you having so much fun and getting to share in it. Thanks for the post.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Your class block is really coming along... I love your undersea square and the tatting is a precious gift!!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Gorgeous work, ALL of it! Love the "children" quote. My youngest (7yro) is hard to keep rooted-- she wants to FLY!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, your stitching is amazing!!! You are sooo creative! I'm so HAPPY that you stopped by!!! Sending (((hugs))) your way,

dianehobbit said...

I love Karen's works, your work is equally as amazing.

Beth said...

Deb, how beautiful it all is. I love everything. You did a great job with your cutwork and I just love the rose. Your work is beautiful!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Nice that we can inspire each other, your blocks are so beautifully made.

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