Monday, October 10, 2011

Last post I told you that I was not happy with my Victorian CQ block. Gerry was so sweet to have a look at it and you can see her proposals on Gerry's Block Talk. I will show you the end result in time when I have decided what I will change.Now I'd like to show you a great buy I did some time ago. The lady I bought the crocheted pieces from told me that they were made by nuns as examples for later on. There were some very unusual pieces among them. I can't crochet at all, so I admire every piece. They will be great for CQ and multi media projects.After all the encrusted blocks I made I am now working on some very different CQ blocks. I got a postcard with a beautiful antique American Crazy Quilt made in the late 19th century on it and immediately fell in love with it. I think I may not show a picture of it because of copyright. Most of the blocks have an almost childish embroidery on them of flowers, animals, capitals or fans and the seams are stitched with thick perle threads. I have finished these 2 blocks and am working on a lot more. I will keep you updated!

I had not much time to post lately, my dear mother lost sight in one eye some years ago and now she has thrombosis in her other eye and has only 20% of sight left. Her eye-specialist told her that it isn't safe for her to live on her own. You can imagine that she (and me also) are very upset about this, friday we have an appointment in an institute for blind people to see if she can get a home over there.


Jocelyne said...

Hi Wilma I can't crocheted myself so I fell you have treasure here. I'm sure you will have good use of them

Ati. said...

Prachtige gehaakte kantjes Wilma, wat een vondst!
Heel veel sterkte voor je moeder !! en jou!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

What a wonderful selection of crocheted pieces - stunning!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have a real treasure with all the lace! What a find! Sorry to read about your mother's eyesight. That would be tough to deal with. How old is your mother? It sounds like there isn't much they can do?
Take care,