Friday, May 23, 2008

Friendship Block

Yesterday I just could not put the block down! I hand sewed all the lace in place and then couldn't stop adding little touches! I made the banner into a little table with lace cloth and then had the angel hold a swag. I added beads and pearls, gold bead cap "flowers" with pearl centers, a shell heart, and my signature honeybee. That little bee is my favorite one out there it's so pretty without too much detail or being too cutesie.
I added some of my favorite vintage wedding lace I have, and also some more tatting. The ecru hen & chicks tatting that is in the center I tatted in size 80 thread, and the lower right corner tatting is vintage that looks like it was well loved, but I thought it looked nice with the antique feel of the block also I'll be embellishing it further.

4 comments:

TattingChic said...

Oh my GOsh Melissa, when I saw that I about passed out from gorgeousness beauty overload...it's like sugar over load only it's caused from beautiful gorgeousness....LOL WOW....IT's WONDERFUL.....LUCKY MEEEEE!!! Okay...I have to calm down now......pant pant pant...get myself back under control......

I think I'm going to be okay. Don't you worry about me...LOL

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Ditto! TattingChic is one lucky girl! Your work is stunning!

AngelDoll said...

Absolutely lovely! I too love angels. tatting Chic is a very lucky to have a friend like you. beautiful work

Anonymous said...

Beautiful block! I love the little bead cap flowers, and the fabric with scripture on it is so unique!
Jackie M.