Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lollipops and Spiders :)

Did I mention how much I am loving this 39 squares project? Committing to just a one inch square of stitching each day is so much fun!

Here is my block from yesterday...

In case you can't guess, it's a lollipop :) I spent hours stitching spirals of really long French knots using a fine varigated thread of blue, orange and green, but got to the end and didn't like it! The new version uses a different varigated thread...it's called Iris by Edmar, and is usually used for Brazilian embroidery. Luckily, I have lots and lots of these gorgeous threads in a whole rainbow of colours...they are super shiny and lovely to work with. I created the tiny bow and secured it with a fine thread of green.

I got in early today to create my block...wouldn't want to run out of daylight again LOL!


I went under the first block...because the spider really needed a corner to spin her web in, don't you think? I deliberately made the web quite messy, because spider webs are not ever really perfect...I guess that could be used as a metaphor for my not-so-perfect life too :)

All of my squares so far are original designs, but when and if I run out of ideas, I won't hesitate to copy some squares from the flickr group...there are some divine squares happening over there! That said, I have started a little list of ideas for my next few blocks...this project is really capturing my imagination!

If you are visiting me, and are taking part in the 39squares project, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave me a comment so I can visit you too...I'd love to see what you are making!

Have a fabulous weekend!

TTFN xxx

7 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I have been drooling over these projects on a number of blogs this week. I absolutely love your lollipop square - extra sweet. Can't wait to see your other squares unfold.

clare's craftroom said...

I hadn't heard of this 39 project but if yours is anything to go by it looks fantastic . I just love that lollipop and the spider web !

Jenni said...

I am sooo envious of those that can embroider! I'm loving that spider web...

Kathy said...

I am also participating in the 39 Squares project. It is so much fun! I love your spider and web.

texmorg said...

Susan i love the lollipop it's gorgeous.I dont understand why you only do 39squares. wont you be left with one somewhere or is it 13 rows of 3.

Samantha said...

Wow! Your lollipop and spider/web are amazing! Great ideas! I don't have a blog, but I am posting on the flickr...isn't this fun?

Janellybelly said...

Your squares are delightful, I can't believe it all fits in a 1 inch square!
I might try 37 squares leading up to my birthday :)