September 10, 2013

Suz- Update

In the evenings, before I collapse, and after Jewel has gone to bed, there has been a little time for stitching....... ;-D...yay!
I've made a little progress on the September block:
I used a lace rose to cover the dark center, then added a piece of tatting along one seam.


In the lower right corner is another piece of hairpin lace created by my friend, Annet.
 Next came a lace butterfly

and the start of a seam treatment with french knot V's.....















Lots more to do yet on this block.
 I hope to have more stitching time soon












I've been puttering away on piece #8 for my wrapping cloth:
 bullions....
 heart lace and buttonhole lace
 and the top half of piece #8 looks like this......
more bullions, another heart lace with more buttonhole lace, and some cross-stitch
 bullions and cast-on stitch rings to hold these shell circles


they dangle a little
and this is how the bottom half of piece # 8 looks now......

I have one more seam to embellish, and this baby just might be finished!













I hope you've had a few good stitching weeks while I've been awol  visiting with my daughter and granddaughter.
May you enjoy a wonderful week ahead.

Hugs from Suz





 

27 comments:

Linda Gilbert said...

All beautiful. I think about these cloths often. I even bought some lace the other day at a market!
I am so glad you have been able to spend time with your daughter and Jewel xxx

Suztats said...

Thank you, Linda. My wrapping cloth is growing, and soon I'll have to set the pieces together to see just how big it is, or how many more pieces I'll need for my cloth. I look for lace and bits everywhere I go.............
Jewel wears me out, I must admit. It's been 33 years since I've had a little toddler around-- I'm a bit rusty, but I sure wish I had her energy! lol Then I might be able to keep up...........

Hugs

Cyra said...

Wow. So much eye-candy. Sure do love your lace work, especially the buttonhole lace.
Great French knot seam on the cq block. You have had a very busy couple of weeks there.

Debra Spincic said...

Oh Goodness! I really love that crocheted butterfly. Beautiful!

and I love the shell circles adangling there. Such great work this past couple of weeks, Suz.

Have you given Jewel a kiss for me yet?

ladyhawthorne said...

There's not one part I don't like. Wonderful work!

Suztats said...

Thanks Cy--it's been sporadic, but fun.

Suztats said...

Well, didn't you give me that lace doily with all the crocheted butterflies on it? I love using the Bf's on my blocks, since they're so delicate and pretty.
Jewel has probably been covered from head to toe with kisses several times over already........only 4 more weeks of their visit.......

Suztats said...

Thank you! I must admit that I'm more drawn to this handworkthan I would have thought I'd be.....I turned my nose up at it when I was young....silly me!

Debra Spincic said...

I don't think so-it doesn't look familiar. Pretty any way and if I did, I'm glad you are using it.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

All gorgeous. What beautiful work.

karen said...

sigh.....so much loveliness....
http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

crafty cat corner said...

It's all looking good, in fact beautiful.
Briony
x

Barbara C said...

So many lovely details to admire!

Suztats said...

Thanks so much, Briony!

Hugs

Suztats said...

Thank you, Karen!

Judy S. said...

I LOVE that wrapping cloth! Did you make the pretty butterfly? All the details are lovely. Kids do have amazing energy don't they? Visits are wonderful, but exhaustingly so.

Isabelle said...

the white work is gorgeous. I love it

Suztats said...

Thank you, Isabelle. The white work has grabbed my attention, and I have fallen in love with it!

Hugs

Suztats said...

I wish I had the talent to create the butterfly, but as yet I cannot crochet..... I have a damaged doily ringed with these butterflies, so I'm rescuing them to add to some of my blocks.

Suztats said...

Thanks Barbara. :-D

Suztats said...

Thank you Deborah. I am captivated by the freedom to choose in both these projects, even though I worried that the palette restrictions I'd set for myself might limit my options too much. I think, though, it pushed me to be more creative in my stitch choices, so I could add a variety of texture. Fun!

cq4fun said...

Both pieces look wonderful. I love how your cq block is coming along, and the heart lace is beautiful!

Suztats said...

Thank you!

karen said...

just popped back to say that I love your dangles!!!
http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

Suztats said...

Thanks, Karen!

Hugs

Dorthe said...

So very beautiful,dear Suz,- I love your white embroideries, with little flashes of colours.
Thank you so much dear, for your kindest comment on my blog and your well wishes, that means a lot to me.
Hugs,Dorthe

Suztats said...

Thanks Dorthe. Fingers crossed for you.........
Hugs