As promised, I am posting something other than all pink! This week I finished a quick gift for a new friend, a pincushion. The base is the lid of a can, covered in felt. It is based on the instructions I found on http://ivoryblushroses.blogspot.com/2008/08/sea-dreaming.html Lisa's blog and her art are beautiful, and she has lots of pictures on Flickr.com as well.
Yesterday, Ruby's 1/2 and 1/2 block arrived. Since there is a good chance that Canada Post will go on strike on Thursday, I decided to add my stitching right away and get it ready for the mail today. I hope it makes it across the border before any postal disruption. Here is the block as I received it. Amber and Lynn made an under the sea theme, which is a favorite theme for me, too.
Don't you just love Lynn's jellyfish? The iridescent threads are so pretty.
There are fish, seaweed, starfish and a green turtle, as well as some shells. I had no trouble adding to this block, it's so pretty and fun!
The big fish at the top is made of clay, made by an artist friend of mine. I also added two green glass fish, and three more clumps of seaweed, waving in the current. I made sure not to cover up Lynn's jellyfish!
Another shot of the fish nibbling at the kelp forest.
After uploading these photos, I noticed that in the bottom center there is a tan piece of fabric that has no embellishment, and kind of sticks out. So, although you won't see it in the photos, I added some herringbone stitch in a variegated teal thread.
Since both the Pink RR block and the 1/2 and 1/2 block are going to Ruby (just the way the rotations worked this time), I'm going to get them into an envelope and into the mail this afternoon. Have a great Tuesday, and happy stitching!