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well, I have progressed to putting Kathi’s base on my sewing table, hoping to get some inspiration. I keep thinking of some coral, would also love to try some jelly fish. wouldn’t the trailing part be fun in some of the neat yarn available now. but guys, I literally have no supplies for this other than a collection of DMC embroidery floss. I gave Kathi all my “bits” as part of her SS gift. wonder if Joann’s will let me buy 3 inches of some tulle – lol. work is, well, busy but not terrible. I didn’t work at all this weekend though I probably should have. I put borders on the baby quilts I started at the retreat and cleaned. it was nice to not think about work.
hey Kathi, you said something about scale, can you give me an idea? I was thinking something like a clown fish would be maybe 3/4″ an inch, though fish in the distace would be smaller, a “large” coral plant would be maybe 3 – 4″, jelly fish the size of a quarter. let me know if I’m in the ball park – or the fish bowl – ha ha.

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Its a Bloomin’ Tree

Kim's Base with Dogwood Blossoms

Kim's Base with Dogwood Blossoms

The felt ric-rac that I got two weekends ago on the Coastal Shop Hop is working out nicely for the dogwood blossoms..I was able to put a bunch of the dogwood blossoms on last Saturday at our Craft Day…need to do the other side of the tree..and it needs a few green leaves..each blossom is two sets of two ‘bumps’ of the ric-rac, with red Aquarelle crayon dabbed onto the white felt to make the pink color..then attached with crystal beads using lime green rayon thread…

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Here is Suze’s base with 173 roses on it.  It has been fun.  Almost done with the roses and then I will decide what to add next.suzes-base-with-roses

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I finished Ami’s block on the CQ round robin and finally started this one.  I decided to put climbing roses  going from the pot on the right up and around the columns.  It is barely started, but decided to post a photo since we haven’t had much eye candy yet.  Hope you like it so far Suze.suze-landscape-1st-photo

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Touching base

My home internet has been on the fritz so I forgot to post Friday.  I have not gotten beyond the planning stages for Suze’s base, I am finishing Ami’s from the other round robin this week then will concentrate on this one.

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Kim’s Base

It occured to me that Kim did not get a chance to take or post a photo of her base since it was hot off the sewing machine when she handed it to me at Retreat and that I should post one before I start embellishing! So…here it is:Kim's Landscape Base

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Have been looking at Kim’s base…and thinking about putting dogwood blossoms on the tree..have done several experiments with the blossoms..but the silk ribbon I have on hand seems too wide for proper scale on the tree – I need to get the next size smaller ribbon..and that means a trip to the only store in the area that carries silk ribbons – its near where my parents live..so one of these weekends when they are home too, I will go visit and drop by that store – not that I mind much visitng a quilt shop – LOL…I could order over the internet..but it gives me an excuse go to into the shop…and to see my parents!!

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