Monday, July 9, 2012

New Naked CQ Block and A Little Floss


 I am gearing up for a few days of vacation this week.  We decided to take our granddaughters with us this year and we are excited to be spending some quality time with them making memories.  Their lives have become so busy with various activities that it seems we don't get  to spend a lot of time together like we used to.  They used to have sleepovers at my house and I really miss that.  Anyway, I digress. 

I am an early riser and like to have something to work on during my early morning quiet time.  I didn't want to take all my supplies to work on my CQJP2012 project so I created a CQ block to take with me.  I have been pulling everything pink from my stash as I have been organizing and putting it in a bag planning for a future pink and white/ivory CQ creation.  This will be the perfect opportunity to delve into it.  The hardest part for me is always in getting started!  Do any of you feel that way?  Once I have my block pieced and supplies pulled there is no stopping me, but it is always that first step.


I like the way the naked block appears and I love the lush fabrics.  I'm actually more of a lavender girl, but I do like pink, just not as much as I like lavender.  I think I am going to work my TAST stitches on it.  For TAST as you may know I have been creating tags and keeping each strictly focused on the stitch for the week (except for occasional straight or stem stitches).  This will give me the opportunity to mix it up and combine stitches.  I don't know how many blocks I will do or even what it/they will end up being.  This is just an exercise for the fun of stitching.  I will also be taking a naked tag with me so I can work on the week's stitch.


I went through my hodge podge bag of floss the other day.  I had purchased it at a garage sale for maybe a quarter.  I finally have it separated by color family into smaller bags.  OK, maybe it was therapy and didn't need to be done ~ lol!  It does feel good to have it separated out though.  Most colors don't have the numbers with them anymore and some are long, some short, but I think they will be used here and there, now and then.  How is that for commitment?  I have actually used some for TAST and will continue.

Are any of you showing off your studio  on Karen's 'Where Women Create' blog beginning this coming week?  I am anxious to browse through them to get inspired!  I hope your week is off to a great start.

9 comments:

Mosaic Magpie said...

Sorting out all those threads...now that is dedication to a task! The pink block is a beauty. I see you did not have trouble adding the photos. Have a fun trip, you remind me of myself getting my projects together that I will work on, before I pack my clothes.
Deb

margaret said...

the new block looks great, look forward to seeing it progress.
I do not like starting new projects, do not like finishing them either, think that is because it means starting a new one, seem to be going around in circles here sorry. Once started like you things usually run smoothly.
Have a good time with the little ones whilst away.

Createology said...

I am swooning over your naked romantic soft pink CQ block. This will be delicious. Happy vacation and quality time...

Lorraine said...

I'll be curious to see how this block progresses! It looks rather lovely naked. Can't believe you managed to pick up a bag of floss for 25 cents - wonderful.

Nicki Lee said...

I'm sure we will all be in for a treat when this beauty is compete. I love the softness of the colors you choose in each one of your blocks - the pink is so girly and so sweet. Good luck in sorting your threads!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love the pink backgroud. As for seperating the floss!!! Girl you have too much time on your hands! LOL
Not doing the Womens crete hop this year ,no time to clean the studio,of couse if your ever in need of something else to do...LOL
hugs Lynn

scarlett clay said...

I like the way your quilt block is layered, it looks cool. I love sorting through my floss, too..something relaxing about it. Hope you have a great time on your trip!! :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love startitis....but sometimes finishitis eludes me!

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Nice start for your new block in CQ. I am new to it and working right now on my first block ever. Natalia