I'll tell ya ... if you want to be totally inspired by how creative people can be when left to just do something, then you need to come to our Wool Crazy groups on the first Wednesdays. These women blow me away ... I'm jealous at all they do and how fearless they are! Some are completely done with the first block and are working on a second one ... others are just beginning ... some are totally finished and happy with one. Their work is amazing!
Londa has just begun ... took her a couple of times to get her background done and now is beginning to stitch a Summer garden. She was using a bright coral to stitch the base of the cone flower using small cross stitches. It looked wonderful!
Joyce and Katie ... a mom and daughter duo who share a common love of this project and their wool stash ... this is a corner of Joyce's. Joyce has begun a second block and she and Katie did a fan on their second blocks ... I think about that layout all the time.
Their Santas ... same applique pattern ... totally different look.
Look at Val's houses ... the wool she used looks like the Northern Lights. She planned it that way ... wink wink. She adapted the crow in the book to become a cardinal and it looks terrific. This is Val's first block and it's all Winter ... she's going to begin a second block soon and wants to do a Spring look because she doesn't like working with softer colors and wants to challenge herself. Each of her blocks will have a season on them ... it's going to be adorable!
She put Christmas lights around her stocking. One's burned out ... there are two of the same color next to each other. Love her sense of humor! And look at the stitching on her mittens. She was working on a pair of powder blue ice skates cuz she always wanted a pair when she was a little girl.
Everyone loved Bobbi's flower and crow she was working on. We brought out the tracing and freezer paper so she could share the design with a few others. I love that everyone is generous ... with their appliques and praise and advice. Her houses are really darling ... bright colored doors and windows and the smoke coming out the chimney ... sweet touch!
And then there's Chris. Every.single.thing on her block has some kind of meaning for her. I thought the angel was sweet ... its a tribute to family members who have moved on. She made a legend that she stitched to the back so others would know the meaning of pieces. She said she was beginning to worry about an OCD issue because she couldn't stop thinking and working on this block! I'm trying to convince her to enter it in the State Fair.
This last pic gets the cleverness vote ... Katie laced the 2010 through a flower stem! I'm jealous that I didn't think of that.