Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hello All,
No I haven't died or fallen off the face of the Earth. Just haven't had much to say. To be honest , blogging is quite stressful to me. It seems to me ( at least when done by me) to be an exercise in saying " I,I, I" 
I did this, then I did that etc..
When I was in high school my favorite English teacher taught me this kind of writing was of the worse order and to be avoided at all costs. Knowing this makes writing very difficult for me.  I (see?) Know how to write fairly well actually but don't have the patience to do it correctly at this point in my life.
Trying to write a blog about the art you do, does tend to the "I,I,I"  scenario. So there will be times when there will be only photos. If you questions please feel free to ask and I will answer ASAP


During my time away I have been busy with my CQing and with crocheting. Plus my fairy gardens and at least 10 other ' crafty' things


This block is one of a set of 9 started in 2010 when I attended the CQI retreat .Needing a small project to work on this project was born

This group have been brought out a couple times a year , but nothing much got accomplished 
This year , the CQI Retreat was in Kansas City, so  I couldn't  bring my usual haul of projects to work on
For some reason this time these blocks were finally talking to me.
Here is the first one with all the embroidery  done



 And here it is fully beaded. As you can see it makes such a transformation  with all the beads added


It feels good to get back to what I feel is my style. My hexagon project (  which was started almost 5 years ago, before the current hexagon fad started)  is quite enjoyable and I am happy how it is turning out. However each block is a color study and it gets a bit tedious working with only one color.

Color is my thing as we all know . So these blocks are a nice change of pace

Hopefully you will see me back next week with the next block done.

Later,
Lauri

5 comments:

gocrazywithme said...

What a treat to see you posted again! See you Sunday?

Bear said...

I absolutely adore this dinished block, am so happy for you that she finally decided to talk to you this year she had a lot to say
Love n hugs belinda xo

Cathy Kizerian said...

I enjoyed `hearing` from you again! Your work is always a feast for the eyes. Hugs, Cathy

Anonymous said...

Please continue sharing your lovely work with us! It brings us so much pleasure to see. Blogging is a form of journaling, and as such, requires a more personal approach than we learned in school. Writing in the first person is not only permissible, it's necessary!
Gen Tracey

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gerry posted about you today, which reminded me that when I first started CQ I drooled over your work. Blogging about and sharing your work is NOT being boastful. It is inspiring. If not for stitcher's like you, I would never had had the courage to learn (at 63) this lovely art that I love so much. Please come back to blogging.
Carol in Northern Indiana