Monday, 3 June 2013

The Missing Whimsy

A little while ago I did bee blocks for Rhonda in the Modern Stitching Bee. I haven't posted them yet. For two reasons. One - we all know I am totally crap at posting stuff. No excuses, just a fact. But much more importantly was point number two, which was I always knew that one of the blocks was not good enough.


It was the block on the right I wasn't happy with. The centre was supposed to reflect us, which Pips and a HR gnome do with me but at the time I just could not think what else to add. For some reason today how to enhance it was no longer a mystery. It needed some whimsy, so whimsy I added. In the form of flowers, grass, birds and bunting. I do hope Rhonda likes it now. (Not that she ever said she didn't like it before. That was me who didn't like it.)


Since I had my hand stitching head on, I finished another hoop for the retreat Sample Swap too. Two down. Feeling good about this.


Susan

28 comments:

  1. This time I have to say you were right! It looks so much better with flowers and grass and birds .. this is so much more like you. Not just my lovely gorgeous handsome gnome :D

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  2. When you're right, you're right!
    You were right, it's much better :)

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  3. Love the additions, it is a fab block!

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  4. So true - it wouldn't be you without a huge dollop of whimsy! Much better - not that I thought it bad before!

    Hoop dee doo!

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  5. Lovely Details on your Block, she will love it, if not, send hem to me ;-)

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  6. Yep, you were right - bunting fixes most problems (along with chocolate. Also really like the other block.

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  7. It was good before, but now it's great! Glad you've had a productive day. x

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  8. I just love your block(s) for mrs. Gap.

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  9. Oh yes, those set it off nicely

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  10. Gorgeous stitching. What a productive day!

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  11. I have to agree with all the comments above. I am sure she will love it, all the details are great. Love the other block as well. So bright. And you stitching is amazing!

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  12. Excellent additions. It's always hard knowing whether to be late with a bee block or send something you aren't 100% happy with. But I'm now thinking people can't always have the best of both worlds.

    Hoops are too darn good.

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  13. The bunting and the wee gnome were the perfect additions. It's adorable!

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  14. Love the sweet stitched additions to your block.

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  15. Perfect little stitchy details! Jxo

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  16. Love the whimsy additions. Your hoops are going well. Di x

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  17. The icing on the cake!
    Woops...didnt mean to mention cake...

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  18. Who could not love that? So sweet. I love both of them, they are awesome!

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  19. You were right, it looked nice before but your additions to the block are perfect.
    I love your stitching, it's so neat!

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  20. Yup, much better - OK before but now complete!

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