|Old picture but you get the idea|
Then I started working on various UFOs that are in desparate need to be finished off soon.
Well one is finished, my Heart for Hideko, a fellow CQer, of the Crazy Quilters International group I'm in who is from Sendai and who's home and family are OK but she's devastated with the loss around her. She is coping by helping her students with a sewing project and has made school bags for all her students beside other rebuilding projects locally. Within our group various members have stitched "mourning hearts" and these are being sent to Hideko for her to finish and use as she chooses. An easy and loving way of saying "we care" to a fellow stitcher! So here is my block which I'll be sending off tomorrow:
|tatted beaded trim|
|Kiko flowers, stems in stem stitch. blanket stitched leaves and cretan rayon ribbon seam treatment|
|close-up of Kiko flower patch|
|appliqed onto black fabric - has silver sheen to it|
Now onto my FunFriendly Mixed Media postcards then onto Carol's SewBuds crazy patched block which both should be posted this weekend. And then a much involved raw edged, bobbin embellished wall hanging for a retirement gift!!!