Monday, March 29, 2010

Progress on the house!

This is the progress so far on Todd & Melissa"s new home. Sorry for the smudge in the picture, it is rain, which it"s supposed to do for a few days. The windows are in, the siding is on two sides (rain delay). They are working on the plumbing and the wiring and things are going well. They are very excited!!! Maybe next time some inside pictures....Debbie

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Almost done!

Where have I been for 2 weeks? I"ve been right here plugging along working on this piece quite a bit. Be sure to click on the picture to enlarge it so you can see the beads. All the tiny sweetheart roses have beads in the center, and the leaves took quite a bit of time also. Still not sure about a few of the appliques I have just pinned down. I think I over-think my choices too much. Oh well!
This picture here really shows all the leaves and can you see the cute little bear I used for the center of the flower. Every little girl needs a bear!
So this is near the end, now I have to re-paint the frame it will go in and that will be it. I do have a few other projects I"m working on for CQI but I can"t blog about them yet.....stay tuned..........hugs & best stitches, Debbie

Sunday, March 7, 2010

LOVE those little girl silkies!

I always forget and I load the pictures wrong so rather than change I will explain. This is the fan which I will work on next. I plan on doing more embellishing with beads and SRE, and I think I see a few tiny dragonflies on there as well. This is the butterfly I beaded on the edge of the silkie.
This is a gorgeous piece of lace that I bought at some fancy smancy store in Colorado. It is much prettier in person.I added gold beads to the centers of the flowers then did some dragonflies. The wings are done using silk ribbon floss..

This is the embellishing I"ve done so far on the little girl silkie. Oh how I love these little girl silkies! Maybe the fact that I have 3 boys has something to do with it. When I made "sane" quilts it was always hunting or fishing related or some kind of wild-life. Now they all have quilts of their own I can play with something more feminine and these silkies are my favorite! I"ve embellished with lots of SRE sweetheart roses and rose-buds. I have not added any leafs yet as I don"t want them to get smushed up while I finish so will save those for later..

Gotta go for now, supper is cooking...turkey and all the fixings..YUMO!!! the weather is gorgeous here today, in the 50"s. Even have a few windows open to let the fresh air in. I guess Spring IS here!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Today was the day! Todd & Melissa"s house came down. What a great morning, the sun was out, the sky was blue and only spots of snow here and there..These are a few pics that I took but there are some awesome pics on the link on my last post. The re-building starts tomorrow. Finally!!