Friday, January 25, 2008

The Mystery of the Pink Purse

I sewed on some edge pieces of pink satin with white lace overlay just like for foundation piecing accept going along the seam. On 2 sides I sewed all the way down to the size I want and on the other 2 sides I only sewed the inner square so that I could fold the edges under and create a faux mitered edge! I have the insides sewn and the rest just pinned down. The problem I've run into is I feel like the "framing" fabric takes away from the block and embellishment!
I don't want to tear it out yet so I'm trying to come up with an idea that will help fix the problem...right now I'm thinking of white pearls embroidered in a scallop around the edge? That way it will add white and the tips of the scallops will be pointing in and still framing it.

My wrists are hurting a lot lately so I'll wait for a few days to work on it or anything else. It's frustrating but I don't want to permanently injure my wrists.
So I'll be reading...wanna know a secret? I've been reading the classic Nancy Drew books lately!!! LOL And I love them!!! I feel like I'm making up for not reading them as a kid, they are so fun and very, very classic! Only problem is I can read one in just a few hours!!! I may need to delve into the Hardy Boys series soon! LOL


crazyqsis said...

Melissa I was looking at your block and couldn't help thinking that someting green with maybe a touch of yellow around the frame might help the block pop more. try just laying some ribbon down willy nilly un attached in those colours and see if you like it. that's my two cents worth, Melisa

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

While you're at it, why not read The Bobbsey Twins and Cherry Ames, Student Nurse? I know I became an avid reader because of all those books! Right now I'm in to Agatha Christie... a wonderful reading addiction!

Sapna said...

I Like to read Nancy drew too... well I haven’t finished all as yet, but i must admit that I am fond of the series! I just finished Enid Blyton's mystery, secret as well as famous five series. They all turned out nice - but my fav is the far away and the wishing chair ones. Oh! And not to forget daddy-long-legs. hehe... sounds very kiddish right.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Melissa, I just found your blog and I have had a wonderful time visiting! Thanks so much for the crazy quilt tutorial. I've wanted to start one forever..and one of these days, I'm going to get to it! I love Nancy Drew, too..and keep thinking I'll read all of the books. LOL Your stitching is just gorgeous!