Wednesday, 8 August 2018

WIPW - Chopping Up an Olive and Watermelon Salad

Work In Progress Wednesday has been slow as the temperature and humidity levels are high. Anyway, for

Crazy for Crazy

I have begun to make an olive and watermelon salad. No feta cheese yet, if ever I put any in.

The lace was dyed, the fabric cut and pieced and the first embroidery begun.



Birthday Card

I made a simple birthday card with the leftover silk (seen underneath the pink lace, in the picture above).


Stem, Fishbone, Detached Chain and Straight stitches in all simplicity.


18 comments:

  1. I love the colors in your new crazy block! The birthday card is perfect!

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    1. The more embellishments I add the redder the block will be I fear. I might have to add some olive stitches, beads and buttons to calm it down a bit.

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  2. That's a delightful little card, and I do like the look of your salad!

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    1. I am wondering how to use less watermelon and more olive in the salad, I guess I will have to pick out thread, buttons, beads and other embellishments in olive to keep the red under control.

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  3. Very attractive salad. looking forward to the progress. the card is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you. I added more watermelon and olive stitches to the salad last night and am pleased with the result.

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  4. Great start on your salad.
    And the birthday card is lovely, the stitching and the silk.

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    1. Thank you. I'm now thinking what kind of dressing (beads etc) I should use.

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  5. Those colours are delicious and who ever is getting that birthday card is very lucky.

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    1. I was worried the red would overpower the olive, so I have started adding some olive stitches to even out the balance.

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  6. Looking forward to seeing the dressing on your salad.

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  7. Nice to see your dyed lace ..... the colours are lovely!
    Love the stitches you’ve used so far. It’s always nice to see a few easier stitches along with the slightly more complicated ones.
    The card is really pretty, I’d love to be receiving something like that! Lucky recipient!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. I enjoy trying to sue the various TAST and SSS stitches. Some are easier than others, so mixing them is good.

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  8. I like what you've done so far and I'm quite sure you will get the colour balanced just right. Your lovely card made me say'ahhh'as it came into view. Beautiful.

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    1. This is just the beginning of the embellishments. I will toss in a lot of other things into this 'salad'.

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