Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Waste Canvas Block....Finished

Pam Kellogg's book was a lot of fun to work with. I'll be writing about it in detail for the next issue of CQMagOnline, but in the meantime, here are some pictures.

Once all the seams were stitched, I got to add the beads. It's been too long since I played with all my beads! It was a good warm-up for the big Bead Expo that Interweave is putting on in Portland this week-end. I plan on doing a little shopping...just a little....

The seams looked really nice before, but I can't help but think that the beads bring them to life.

My friend KT loves things that sparkle and shine, so I just had to go for it!

And meanwhile, the college boy is home for spring break and comes into the sewing room every now and again. Here he is explaining some new programming language he is learning for the fun of it while he is on vacation from school.
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed his elaborate technical monologues. I can even just barely sort of semi follow them!
His girlfriend is here too and God Bless her has brought her needlework. I am going to introduce her to the embellisher tomorrow.....should be fun!!!

12 comments :

Jane said...

You're right, the beads put the sparkle on everything & I love the bright colors! Like the Tee shirt your son is wearing too.
Have fun at the expo, somethng tells me you'll be coming home with a "few".

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful! I love all of the beads. How many hours do you get to spend in your studio every day?

Granny Fran said...

I wish I could go to the bead expo, sounds like a wonderful experience.
I bet you and the girlfriend have a blast at the embellisher. You've obviously trained him well in what to look for in a woman.

Debra Spincic said...

Boy, you got that block done quickly! The seam treatments look very complex and pretty.

Barbara C said...

This piece is coming along so nicely. I really love the colors on this one. The beads add to the sparkle of the shiny fabrics.

Threadspider said...

That's such a delightful block and the beads do make it sing.
Ah-sons home for Spring-it's great isn't it? Especially when they bring their young seamstresses with them too. Enjoy.

Cat said...

This has so much wonderful detail to it, beautiful!

Lucky you to have your son home, and bringing a girlfriend who likes handwork! Enjoy!

JoWynn Johns said...

The counted stitches do make beautiful seam treatments. This block is gorgeous, and my favorite colors, too. Nice to see Max. Caleb and Lauryth are camping during spring break.

Maureen said...

It's beautiful and I love the colours - maureen x

Rengin Yazitas said...

I can imagine how you're happy with your precious son and his girl friend there with you:))
Allie, I admired all those seam treatments you did...
I loved little rose buttons at the bottom photo. Are those ceramic or plastic? Oh, they look so pretty

Marty52 said...

Love that purple seam treatment... yummers! Beads just plain add that extra little bit to put it over the top, don't they?

donnarae said...

Allie, you've done it again -- what absolutely beautiful stitching. I am inspired to go try it myself!
Donna