Thursday, April 19, 2007

Encrusted Block Complete!


Well, after what seems like a loooong time, I've finally completed my Encrusted Block. What with getting my girls off to their trip and spending a week with my husband (alone!) not much stitching was going on there at the end...But I was true to my word and didn't cook one meal that whole week! We had Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Thai food - it was wonderful! And we actually saw a couple of movies that were geared toward adults! And my girls actually survived their airplane trips and came home alive! So many blessings....

I'm very happy with the end result of my block and also relieved to be done with it! Do you, too, get tired of a project if it drags on too long? Also, I always have a plan for the next project - why does the new one always seem so exciting? - maybe because you haven't started working on it yet and don't know its challenges...

8 comments:

Kate said...

What a beautiful block! The initial is so dainty and you're stitching is terrific.

Melissa said...

It's SO beautiful! I don't like it when they drag on too but sometimes I need a break from it to think it over on the back burner of my brain! LOL My Spring Challenge block is almost finished but for 2 spots but I've taken a break hopefully I'll be inspired when I pick it back up...and hopefully that will be soon!
Melissa

Chelle said...

Your block is gorgeous. I really enjoy the close-up view. Your embroidery is beautiful!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Incredible work here!!!!

JoWynn Johns said...

This is magnificent. Such beautiful work, such good ideas.

JoWynn

Ati. Norway. said...

Hi Lin, it is a long time ago that I visit your blog and now I see your finished block.
It is fantastic!!
I love it.
It is in harmony and the colors are so nice.
AA+ !! and gold award :)

Marissa said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Congratulations!
Marissa

Nancilyn said...

This is one of the prettiest, freshest CQ blocks I've encountered. All that intricate stitching is simply awesome. I can't think of it as encrusted because it's not cluttered. Anything added would be ruinous. It's perfect, and I'll give that those complex seam treatments and sprays and motifs (that fan!), plus all the right design elements qualifies your block as encrusted IMVHO.