January 3, 2013
Wool Block Number 2
I wanted to sew around the background fabric before I started the applique to prevent fraying as I stitch, but did not feel like contending with Sapphire the cat, as she had gotten to my chair before I did... Thus, the hanging threads!
This design was based on a drawing by Rita Martin (1986). It features my husband's favorite ducks. After I applique the wool, it is so nice to figure out where to embroider, and what to add to the block.
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I am mixing threads (DMC floss and Presencia # 16 - my favorite!). Buttons and glass beads made a come back on this block, and you will see them again on block 3, which is almost ready!
What a nice way to beat this cold weather we are having: 6 degrees (F) this morning here in Utah. Let me know what you think of the block!
at 9:17 PM