Sunday, November 22, 2020

Squash Squad: continued

Squash Squad, the 9 week stitch along with Sue Spargo, is over! Block 9 is finished, but I still have three previous blocks to complete. There were two flowers in the original pattern of this block but I opted not to do them. My bottom stitching isn't exactly straight and it might be taken out before putting the blocks together. Note the fluffy caterpillar embroidered with the Turkey Stitch.

Here's Block 6. I do like the vines and flowers in this one.


Sunday, November 8, 2020

Happy 99th Birthday, Mom

Mom is 99 years young today and in great health. Thank you to the staff of Chancellor Park, St. John's, Newfoundland, for taking such good care of her. She calls the care givers, her angels. 

Due to COVID-19, I can't be there to celebrate her birthday. Hopefully, I'll be there for her 100th!

Here's mom in her early 20's. 

This next one is a favourite of mine as well as my sister and brother.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Squash Squad Update

I've been making some progress on the 5 1/2 " wool applique, Squash Squad squares, by Sue Spargo. Monday, we start block 8 of 9. My seven blocks are in various stages of finishing. Here's six and seven:

Block 7 - Big Moon Pumpkin

Working on the vine.  Small buttons have to be added.

Block 6 - Knuckle Head Pumpkin

Couching the background woody vines. Small Detached Chains are to be randomly added for the base of the Bittersweet blossom. A small orange seed bead will be added to the base of each detached chain stitch. I also need to add more Raised Cup Stitches to the rest of the triangles.