Norma's Needleworkz

Sunday, February 24, 2008

New Work in Progress

There is another photo I had planned to post but for some reason it didn't want to show its face so I'll have to wait until another time .... a new round robin I'm in. For now the first photo is a possible beginning for my Food Fight block. On the CQ4Newbies there is a new swap up that deals with making a block that represents your favorite receipe (which has to be included when the block is mailed). Well, it has been years since I've been able to do any cooking so I reached back into my files of favorites and decided to make a "Grandma's Punkin Pie" block!

The nekkid block. And below are some tatted pumpkins tee hee ..... they really look weird with the thread tails but those tails will be used to attach the pumpkins to the block ...... I haven't decided where they will go but most of my embellishments are completed. You'll have to wait to see them though.

Here is another piece of tatting that I did using machine embroidery thread in shaded purples. No it is not for my pumpkin pie but will go somewhere on a cq block as a seam treatment.

One sweet lady on one of my groups asked if I would tat her some butterflies to use on her cq blocks .... so I've been experimenting with different sizes of threads. For instance the four varigated butterflies on the left are done with knit-cro sheen and the white one on the left is worked with speed-cro-sheen. All the butterflies in the center were also done with knit-cro sheen. On the right the second from the top has gold beads but they don't show up. The teeny tiny butterfly on the bottom is worked with #70 tatting thread and all the pink ones were done with #20 crochet cotton. All the butterflies except the one with beads were made from the same basic pattern with variations.

We haven't had much snow this winter .... really very little .... so I pulled out an old quilted piece that I did about 12 years ago so I could have a little snow to look at and decided to share it with you .... now I know some of you have had more snow than you really wanted and even though I don't drive in it I still enjoy watching the snow fall and my winter snow scene is the closest I've come for this winter.

Now I promised a pic of Kim's Bible scene with my tatted clouds. For some reason the photo is not very clear. but besides tatted clouds I added a frog on a lily pad and some cattails in the pond as well as some rocks near the rabbit in the lower left corner.

Oops! It is past my bedtime so guess I'll say "nighty-night"!


At 2/25/2008 09:11:00 AM, Blogger gocrazywithme said...

You've been a busy lady! I am so anxious to see all the Food Fight blocks and recipes. I love your little tatted butterflies; have you ever considered getting an etsy shop and selling them?

Wish I could see the Bible verse block in person. It's so colorful and detailed.

At 3/01/2008 10:53:00 AM, Blogger tangled stitch said...

Beautiful work Norma! Glad I stopped by. See you soon.

At 3/03/2008 08:32:00 PM, Blogger Judy S. said...

Hi Norma,

The tails on your pumpkins look just like the vines to me! The butterflies are beautful, all of the sizes.

Is the frog on the Bible verse block a charm? Janet has some cool frogs on one of her recent blocks. Have you seen them?

At 3/06/2008 10:07:00 PM, Blogger Susan said...

What a bright new block! Love that flock of butterflies.

At 3/14/2008 10:40:00 AM, Blogger Mi TymeArt said...

Hi Norma,

I am writing for my Mom (Kathryn) at and if you can email her about your gorgeous tatted butterflies - we would both appreciate it. Anything you can share, she has always loved tatting and has really enjoyed your blog.

thank you! Leslie

At 4/20/2008 04:54:00 PM, Blogger TattingChic said...

Pretty tatting.


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