Can you believe this? It is a hair clip with the IHAN colors and theme. My girlfriend, Starr, made this and sent it to me. She is a wonderful punchneedle artist and she designed this and sent it to me for my birthday.
And this bracelet too. Aren't they beautiful? Her finishing work is amazing....there is not one clue as to how she got the punchneedle adhered to the bracelet or the hair clip. Amazing!!
Picasa and Blogger are still arguing so this post is sort of short.
Below is a block I made for a special gal in PA. I used the AccuQuilt Rose of Sharon Die to cut the flowers. Truthfully, I made this block twice. The first time I used Steam a Seam Lite and with three layers of fabric the flower felt like cardboard. Then I used Mistyfuse and the flower was much more flexible. The flower looked flat to me...like it was missing something. So I drew a circle on some weavers cloth and used my punchneedle to make the center. After I stitched it to the block I could see the edges so I did a embroidery stitch around the center to hide the place where I joined it. A friend suggested a little bead to look like a drop of water.
So what do you think? Be honest....afterall....I asked for your opinion.
Anyone know when Picasa and Blogger are going to make up and be friends again?