Friday, June 13, 2008

Blackbird Designs, Book SAL

The Blackbird Design Fans yahoo group is in the process of a Book SAL. Details HERE. My photos are not great. The pieces in-hand look lovely!
Motif on rose-colour linen, it is cloudy & maybe I can get an improved photo of the linen colour on a sunny day.

Motifs on ivory color linen scraps

I chose Sarah Tobias, the book with antique Pennsylvania Dutch sampler on the cover. There are several projects in the book; however, I decided to stitch individual motifs on linen scraps. I hope to finish them into small scissor fobs, pincushions, pinkeeps, or something. IMO-the motifs are quite charming!

I'm using DMC floss

Thx for your suggestions re. my perculating rash!! I'm having success with Zanfel wash and Benadryl Itch stopping Gel. Both are for Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac. I'm about 80% certain it was Poison Sumac. I was wearing gloves in the garden so my fingers are clear -- wrists & forearms & lower legs kinda yukky. I have since purchased a barrier product to apply before weeding. I just wish the blistering had a faster healing process as I continue to find new 'spots' every day!


Linen Stitcher said...

Oh my, the motifs from "Sarah Tobias" are lovely in their simplicity. These will make perfect smalls, such as fobs and pincushions. (I hope to do something from that book if I ever finish "Happy Hearts.")

Sorry to hear about the itchy rash. Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

Kim B said...

They are beautiful! What sweet little motifs - so lovely! Hope that itchy rashy redness goes away very soon!

Karan said...

Those motifs will make such pretty fobs etc. :0)
Hope the rash & itchiness soon go - it sounds awful.

Suzanne said...

All these little motifs are great and would look lovely sewn into fobs.

Mylene said...

Lovely finishes. I am sure they will look great into small finishings.

Barbara said...

These pieces look stunning to me, Lelia. Really gorgeous!
Take care of that rash!

Daffycat said...

Very charming, I agree. I hope your itchies heal fast.

Sally said...

Those motifs are lovely Lelia. I'm stitching from With Needle and Thread but haven't got very far yet!

Cathy B said...

I have a copy of Sarah Tobias too - haven't stitched anything from it yet, but have enjoyed looking at it!

Hope your poison ivy goes away soon! Yikes!

Ruth said...

Oooo, I like the book in process. I hadn;t realized there was a BBD group. Dang, something else to join! :)

Teri said...

I agree with you; these designs are charming! I love the colors.

Sharon said...

These are beautiful! I hope you are recovered from your poison ivy/oak!

Lisa said...

Beautiful stitching, Lelia! Hope your skin condition resolves soon :-)

Crazee4books said...

Hi Lelia,

I love your Sarah Tobias squares.
They are so pretty, and will look
wonderful made into the various
projects you had listed.

I've got that book The Tenth Gift
on my wish list at the online book
store. I must have seen it
recommended by someone at some
time, but I can't remember who,
or when. Ah well.

Ugh!! Sorry to hear about your
bout of Poisoned Sumac. Nasty
stuff. Hope it goes away soon.

Love your cats. They are so cute.
Especially the one in the bread
basket. How do they do that???


Wendy said...

Those are lovely motifs! I hope your rash is improving.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

I know it's sew hard to get those detail shots of stitches that we desire, but I still can plainly see that these are LOVELY!!!

I'd love a day of peeking over your shoulder and LEARNING all these fun motifs... thank you for sharing!

Have a bee-utiful day there, Monica :)


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