May 8, 2021

Fourteen Down. Ten To Go...

Brynwood Needleworks - "Everlasting" Box 6 Cardinal
 
I finished the Cardinal yesterday, and of course, I personalized it. I changed all the detail on the bird, as well as adding leaves, and berry sprigs.
 
Brynwood Needleworks - "Everlasting" Box 6 Cardinal Detail

I really like how this block turned out. Finishing this was number 13 of 24. I immediately stitched another block.

Brynwood Needleworks - "Everlasting" Box 5 Berry Flower

Number 14 was quite straightforward on the pattern. I added more embellishments to the stitching on this one, too. I added Colonial knots around the berries, and then did a chain stitch for the veining on the leaves.
 
Brynwood Needleworks - "Everlasting" Box 5 Berry Flower Detail
 
If I stay at it, I might just finish the rest of the blocks this weekend! They'll be fun, too. Houses, more flowers, and maybe another bird or two. 
 
HA! Closeup photos reveal all. I missed two French knot centers on the lower right berries. I'll fix that right away.
 
I'm also pulling, cutting, and freezing fresh rhubarb this weekend. I froze three pie-sized packages yesterday, and will do more today or tomorrow. I can't think of anything more "Spring" than rhubarb custard pie in the middle of winter! You can count on me to make one this weekend, too.

Happy Mothers Day on Sunday!
 
To all the moms, stepmoms, and special moms by heart
I hope Sunday will be all about you!
 
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8 comments:

  1. 2 more pretty blocks.
    Love the embellishments you add.
    I am also pulling Rhubarb today!
    Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn:
      I pulled enough to vacuum seal & freeze for six pies. I'll be able to do that again next weekend, too.
      Thanks for your note.
      Happy Mother's Day.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  2. Mmmm....rhubarb! I'm really enjoying seeing all the blocks - each so different and made all that much better by your additions and tweaks. The quilt is going to be spectacular!

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    1. Hi Maggie:
      I'm enjoying the embroideries immensely. I think it will be one of those quilts that the dogs won't be allowed to sleep on, for sure! ;-)
      Happy Mother's Day!
      xoxo
      Donna

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  3. Beautiful and all sewn by hand - 24 in total - have fun and I'm curious :-)) Masse regards to you. Tomorrow, Mother's Day - it's wonderful :-)) We get over 20 degrees Celsius, tomorrow!!!
    My rhubarb will be ready for harvest in about 2 weeks ... Yes, rhubarb cake is a must.
    Many greetings Viola

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    1. Dear Viola:
      Thanks so much for your note. I haven't had a rhubarb cake in ages. I think I'll make one, now that you've reminded me!
      Thanks also for your kind words about my quilt blocks. I'm having so much fun with this project. I so appreciate your note.
      Happy Mother's Day to you, too.
      xoxo
      Donna

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  4. I think you make the blocks so beautiful, more beautiful than the pattern! It will be very personal when it is finished. Enjoy your rhubarb pie!

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    1. Hi Marit:
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I love changing them so that mine will be unique from anyone else making the same project.
      Wish you could join me for tea and rhubarb pie.
      Happy Mother's Day!
      xoxo
      Donna

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