Friday, January 27, 2012


for  January
 is complete.
(Not a moment too soon either.)

I needed something in the
upper right corner, it
was a good place for
a button, bead and stitch
I really like the mix of color
and texture.
The inspiration for my cardinal in the
tree branch came from my
backyard.  I have decided to use,
"In My Backyard"
as my theme.
I will be featuring something
I can see in my backyard
on each block.
My TAST primitive
sampler has the first
4 stitches complete.
These stitches are my first
attempt at each stitch.
I want the sampler to have
an innocent,
 informal look
to it.
Each stitch has a 1" x 2" area.
They will be worked in a brick like pattern.
At some point,
 I will add the title;
to the center.
Back to work on my
Whitework Wrapping Cloth!

Love to all,


deanna7trees said...

love the stitches and the addition of beads on your block.

vicki said...

My jaw just dropped--- the stitches are stunning. The button cluster is out of this world-- and the cardinal on the branches- I still can't get over it!! Gorgeous!! I am going to be in love with your stitch sampler -- it's going to be exquisite!

ShirleyC said...

I LOVE the cardinal in the tree! Amazing work!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Your block turned out beautifully. I'm still working on mine - serves me right for doing such a large block - am re-thinking this!! Enjoy your weekend.

Theresa said...

Oh SO beautiful! LOVE the red bird and the button/bead cluster! Enjoy your day dear Deb, HUGS!

Jules said...

Fantastic block, it looks wonderful. I love the simplicity of your TAST sampler.

Kathy said...

Beautiful work! I love your cardinal.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very beautiful block Deb - especially the cardinal and the button cluster. Good job!!

Beth said...

Debbie Your block is stunning! I also love the cardinal and like the theme of in the backyard! Your sampler with the TAST stitches is going to be wonderful with the brickwork layout and the center emblem. Very nice work!

marie said...

Oh it's lovely! The block with the cardinal is beautiful. I love the branch so much. Your work is wonderful Deb!

Mánya said...

Your January block turned out great! I love the theme you have chosen and that cardinal on the pine tree branch is just gorgeous, as is every little detail on the block. Beautiful work!

Isabelle said...

your block is gorgeous ! I love it

Nicola said...


I have looked forward to reading each post on your progress, this is so beautiful.

Sam&Gail said...

I loved that cardinal and the evergreen branch so much I had to add it to my Pinterest pinboard today. So if you see it running around on Pinterest, that was me (and probably some other pinners as well!) Love your embroidery.
Happy Stitching!

Pam Kellogg said...

Just lovely Deb!

Rose said...

Your work is so impressive! I never tire of coming to your blog!

karen said...

amazing!! and I adore your little bird.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Deb, I love how your blog came out. That sweet bird is the perfect addition and the cluster in the corner really finishes the block off. I finally posted mine today too. I can't wait to see what else is in your back yard (giggle). Great idea for TAST and your stitches look great! Hugs, Connie

lambs and ivy designs said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I ADORE the button cluster, it is perfect!

Happy, happy Sunday friend,

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, this is totally gorgeous and I adore that precious cardinal!!!

Susan Elliott said...

Beautiful!! I like the stars in the seam treatment and that cardinal in the tree...

Judy said...

Trying again! Fourth try - don't know what I am doing wrong - here goes!
Your block is so delightful! Love the redbird and nest and especially the pine tree - lovely back yard scene..
The whitework is so 'I wanna do this too!' Your work is so spontaneous and free - love that!

Dorthe said...

Dear Deb,
OH this is stunning, How very beautiful-I love what you did.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

WOW! You blow me away,Deb:)

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

That cardinal is just too much! I love it. What a beautiful block.

DeeDee said...

I am loving these perfectly matched and placed and stacked...such lovely work...

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Debbie. The red cardinal block is lovely. I really like what you did with the buttons as well. I hadn't thought of stitching a design onto/through/around them. Cool!
best, nadia

Robin Olsen said...

your work is just beautiful! I love what the purple threads add to this cluster of buttons/beads.

vicki said...

Deb- I'm back to look at this incredible post again- because it still totally blows my mind- its so beautiful. That cardinal--- oh my goodness- every stitch is just perfection!

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