|Block pieced by Melody and embellished by Renee|
|Melody's block before embellishment|
Hopefully, Melody will like the end result.
The white Ric-Rac seam stitched with blue metallic floss and lined with silver and blue seed beads was copied from my favorite seam on the stocking I made for the Evening Star Designs 2013 Winter Challenge.
The poinsettias in the upper-left were fun to add - using 4 mm white silk ribbon (I use RiverSilk) and blue beads.
Sparkly buttons I found buried in my stash were surrounded with DMC white rayon floss lazy daisy and straight stitches ended with white beads - in hopes of looking wintery. Swarovski Elements 4mm Bicone Blue Bell Mix beads separated each of these wintery flowers.
Above the tree is a seam embellished with two snowflakes using white rayon floss and silver metallic floss. A tiny white bead sits at the center of each.
The seam to the right of the tree is small blue metallic snowflakes, separated by clear white beads.
I wish the photo showed how the fabrics, threads, and beads play in the light!
|Melody's block - close up of upper-left corner|
The snowflake trim, I purchased at www.eveningstardesigns.net when I purchased the 2013 Winter Challenge Kit.
I made a small silver snowflake using DMC metallic size 5 floss. Then, I used a silver metallic thread to make smaller star-shaped snowflakes around the rest of that blue and silver patch of fabric.
|Melody's block - close up of the bottom-right corner|
Holiday Glitz Swirl Snowman Charm (part of a set of 3 charms) at JoAnn Fabric and thought it was absolutely adorable. (I hope Melody likes it!)
Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I have been up to. I do hope Melody likes her block!