April 28, 2021

Newest Completed Blocks...

Brynwood Needleworks - Four New Finished "Everlasting" Blocks
 
I drove back home on Tuesday, so I'm home again as you read this. I took a few "Everlasting" blocks with me so I could sit and embroider them while I visited with my sister. 
 
I really enjoyed my short time with her and her husband. We had a lovely visit. These are the four blocks I completed while away.
 
Brynwood Needleworks - Rose Bud Block
 
I'm showing closeups of each of the blocks to show you how I changed my design from the original. I added Colonial knots around the buds on this block. I did add a chain stitch detail to these leaves (not shown).

Brynwood Needleworks - Geranium Block
 
My stitches are consistently smaller than the patterns, and for this block, this is about the only change. I love this design - geraniums being one of my favorite flowers. I may go back and add more detail to the leaves, too.

Brynwood Needleworks - Bird (Chickadee) Block
 
I added more leaf sprigs to my chickadee block, along with stitching to add dimension to the berries. I you compare the bird's tail on the pattern, you'll notice I stitched fly stitches on mine, instead of straight stitches.
 
Brynwood Needleworks - Box 8 Flower

Finally, I added Colonial knots to the center of the gold-colored section on this flower. I wanted to add a little dimension to it. I like how it changed the look of the flower. 

One other thing I wanted to mention for those who may not know. I cross my cross stitches opposite from the cross stitches on Lisa's patterns. It doesn't matter which way you cross your stitches, as long as you are consistent. If you cross them in different directions on the same piece, those mistakes will stick out like sore thumbs when the light hits them differently. Here endeth the lesson. (wink)

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9 comments:

  1. Those blocks are so pretty. Love the Chickadee.
    Your added stitches really make it look nice.
    Your stitches are perfect!
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you, dear Marilyn. I appreciate your compliments.
      Bix hugs,
      xoxo
      Donna

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  2. Look beautiful! Glad you had a great trip.

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    1. Thanks, Andrea:
      It was a short, but lovely visit. Looking forward to next time.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  3. Glad you had a fun trip and a great visit. Your stitcheries are so pretty and really do make me want to play with wool but I am being strong and not succumbing because I simply do NOT want another passion to take over my non-existent remaining sewing space! (ps. eureeka, I can see!!!!)

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    1. I wouldn't dream of it, Maggie:
      I wish I had a little breathing room in my studio. I'm working on it!
      xoxo
      Donna

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  4. The slight changes you make to the stitcheries are always such an improvement. Dimension and texture is so important on flat surfaces. Glad your visit was so pleasant.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry:
      I've always been a needleworker, first and foremost. It only seems right that that should be how I personalize my blocks. So glad you stopped in for a visit today.
      Big Hugs,
      xoxo
      Donna

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  5. Beautiful,if I lived in America I would be absolutely skint....but alas we can’t get these beautiful works in UK,unless we buy from outside the UK....then they cost more in postage than the item.Anyway,I enjoy watching you create.❤️❤️

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Blessings, Donna