How are you going with your blocks? I haven't been doing very well....after being so sick, and then putting my back out, my stitching has suffered greatly. But today I got busy, and spent the day at my sewing machine, yay! Well, part of the day.
Our second block is ready for you to download in my craftsy shop, click HERE. This time a sweet red bird has flown in to partake of the harvest.
First, make your neutral block, but only up to log 9. Start adding your applique, following the picture - branch, bird, and wing.
Stitch them down, then start adding leaves - the more the merrier!
You might need a little sustenance to stitch down all the leaves - *ahem*
After you get all the leaves stitched with a blanket stitch, you can switch to a straight stitch and add the legs. Placement doesn't have to be exact.
You can add the eye either with a small button, a French knot, or a black bead - I haven't added mine yet. Then add your final four logs, in darks, and you're done!
Here are all my blocks so far -
Not as many as I'd hoped, but as you can see I have my next neutral block ready for the house applique. Here's hoping I stay relatively healthy for the next little while, lol, and can get more done. I'm planning on adding more leaves to the applique blocks, going out into the darker border, but that will wait til I have a lot more blocks done.
I did also make some new curtains for my room - inner curtains, so I have light without neighbors seeing in. I made them from a chenille bedspread.
Hermione hates them - she likes to be able to see out. She gets quite comfy by the window, on my cutting table.
Her middle name is Spoiled Brat.
See ya soon!