Monthly Archives: December 2011

One Hundred Birds: Part 3

Here is the final installment of photos of the “One Hundred Birds Adore the Phoenix” embroidery (see Part 1, Part 2). Plus I want to tell you a little more about Chinese embroidery. To follow up on the translation of … Continue reading

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The Big Green: Part 2

Today we have a guest post from Laura (my mother), with further progress on The Big Green. When last seen, The Big Green was mounted on a stretcher frame. Clearly the background appears stark and bare compared to the exuberance … Continue reading

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Leaf Color Scheme Decision

Well, I thought over all y’all’s comments on my earlier post, Leaves for the Bluebird Floral. Here is the photo of the three sample leafs from before, just to remind you. I concluded that the lower leaf really was too … Continue reading

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One Hundred Birds: Part 2

I know you’ve been waiting anxiously for another round of pictures (see Part 1). So here they are! I also asked my dad to find out what the Chinese characters (百鸟朝凰) at the top say (he’s been learning Chinese for … Continue reading

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Give-away AND Crazy-quilts

OK folks, the five lucky people from Monday’s Japanese silk scraps give away are: Mary Burton Sharon Brodeuse Corvus Jane S Julie I will be emailing you to get your mailing addresses! Hurray! Thank you everyone! Thanks so much for … Continue reading

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Central Blue Flower

Before I get started on today’s post, let me just remind y’all that the giveaway for some lovely Japanese silk scraps (for crazy quilting, applique, edging, backing ornaments, framing, anything you like!) is still going! The odds are still very good. … Continue reading

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