Here is what I have completed so far on my "wool crazy" block.
The first block will represent the first twenty years of my life.
So far I have stitched...
the baby carriage for my birth date...
the antique lace butterfly, representing the journey of growing into a young woman...
the Dutch windmill and tulip.
I am first generation American, my parents immigrated along with my sister to the US a little over 50 years ago, all my relatives still live in Holland and although I don't live there and am very happy to live here in the US, I still feel a strong connection to Holland.
Once all the appliques are stitched onto the block, I will go back "fancy" things up with some more embellishment.
If my block looks a little different from the others it is because I have had to change my layering method on my block slightly from the perfect way that JoAnn Mullaly has instructed. I have done this only because I have some health issues that effect my hands and I needed to improvise a little to making the hand stitching more comfortable and possible for me.
I am SO enjoying stitching in wool and hope that you all are enjoying it as much also.
Happy Stitching, Happy National Quilting Day and Happy Spring everyone!
from Treadleworks by Tammy and it's finally Spring in PA :)
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