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:

Pamela said...

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

Rachel said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Janie said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

carorose said...

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

Linda Calverley said...

Looking forward to seeing the dressing on your salad.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

it will glisten with oil!

FlashinScissors said...

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

Renee said...

Beautiful!

crazyQstitcher said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks, much more work to be done!

Queeniepatch said...

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