|After Peggy Sue's embellishing|
That’s when I started to fill in the daisy netting flowers with SRE and beaded centres and from there I added more beads to the frilled lower edge. Then I stitched on my dragonflies and butterfly charms and decided to fill the empty space with scattered pearls. I then decided that the large roses needed some centre definition, so I used DMC metallic and only for the bud parts in stem. I think this made them pop!
|Upper pink and lace patch - Rose Anne's embellishing|
OKAY that’s done now what do I do with the roses on the green patch along with the butterflies and dragonfly charms??? Well I finally gave up looking through my CQing books and pics for inspiration and emailed my CQing groups for help. I received a number of suggestions – three I decided upon – keep background simple (Cobi), frame the roses in an SRE heart (Katie) and add some fern-like fillers (Leslie). Easier said than done I tell you!!! I thank all that sent ideas and I’ve kept them for future use, much appreciated.
|OK tatted edging and 3-D roses bouquet - now what?|
First off I fly stitched “ferns” onto the background amongst the roses, then I found my silk ribbon, folded it in half and anchored it under the stems and then twisted them up and around in a heart shape anchoring with a single bead strategically. After I ended it, I went back and added a couple more beads alternately. Then I found a white blended to cream floss and added French knots all around. I think this ties in nicely with the green and cream tatted edging.
|Green patch - Rose Anne's embellishing|
And here is the block so far – two more stitchers yet to work on this! Looks pretty good, if I say so myself!!!
|After Peggy Sue's and Rose Anne's embellishing!|
So I hope Paula likes what I added to her block and I must say I am finding this “encrusting” technique a bit of a challenge – as I think I like to keep things more simpler and open! These RRs are great learning tools!!!