Almost all of the crazy quilting I have done recently has been either under-the-sea or Christmas themed. I have been itching to stitch a floral seam or two. So, I pulled this Oregon State University block out of hiding and went to work.
On July 1st, I completed this seam from the Joyful Embellishments group Valerie Bothell is running on Facebook. (The stitches are also listed on her board on Pinterest if you are curious but do not use Facebook.)
On July 2nd, I completed the seam above, also from the Joyful Embellishments group. I recently purchased my first flower-shaped sequins and I was SO excited to finally try them out. These orange ones were in a multi-colored package I purchased from Thearica on Facebook. (I honestly cannot remember if I found them at Supplies for Crazy Quilts and Other Crafts and Handmade Needlearts or at Supplies for Crazy Quilts and Other Crafts 2 and Handmade Needlearts.) I had so much fun with these. I love the way they play with the light.
A few days later, I used a fly stitch to create this vine and added little white sequin flowers I purchased through the closeout sale at Sew Victorian Crazy on Etsy.
This block has been loads of fun to work on. Unfortunately, I have had very, very little stitching time this week. But at least last week I caught up on a few Joyful Embellishment stitches while making progress on a future gift!
I am linking up with the 14th Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. If you hand stitch anything and have a blog, I encourage you to join! The free embroidery pattern this week has lily pads! There are also some gorgeous projects on the blogs that have linked up this week.
Today, I learned that Sharon Boggon at Pintangle.com has started TAST again (Take a Stitch Tuesday - you may read more about it here) and Week 1 is the Fly Stitch. It feels like cheating, but I plan to join in with the TAST Facebook group and share the flystitch flower vine above.
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