Let's talk Trees...
And yes my soul is fed by needle and thread, and I am sure that is for most of you here today!~
Hi, I'm Molly from Molly's Place. I'm here, once again, to try to help you Manicure your stash. I come here regularly to get inspiration from all of you and this is just a little "pay back".
It just so happens that I have had a little FREE Block of the Month going on over at my place the past year called "TREE TIME". I started it not only to bring interest to my blog, but to challenge myself. My goal was to learn new hand embroidery stitches and to make sure that the blocks were simple enough for everyone to do--even beginners. In the beginning, I did not plan to use wool, but as my blocks evolved, I decided to do just that.
Sew! This is an idea, not only to manicure your fabric stash, but also your thread stash. Embroidery thread! You don't have any? Seriously? Then this might also serve as a challenge then. A challenge to make a small purchase (did someone say small purchase???). This is only for one reason! To help you Manicure your stash of fabric! (Sure, you say). Wool is also an avenue that some of you may not have tried. The greatest thing about wool is that the edges don't fray. Great stitching fun! You can buy wool garments at flee markets or garage sales or use your own used garments by washing them in hot water to condense the fibers. Then add them to your stash and use them in my blocks. Living in Texas, we don't have many wool garments, but those of you who live in the north--well you just might ship me some of your remnants! LOL
In the beginning, I intended for all the trees of "Tree Time" to be generic trees, not associated with any month or time of year. I had so many comments encouraging me to add "stuff" to them that I did just that many months and then encouraged my followers to "make the blocks their own" by leaving off or adding to their own liking. We can all be designers, right? Maybe we just need a little head start. One of the things I learned in this project is that the end result of my design was never what was intended in the beginning. It would evolve and I was generally most surprised at what it turned out to be.
Because it is the season, I am showing you the trees that I think most fits in as a Christmas Tree. Actually it is the March block.
Here are several more of my Tree Time blocks.
DID I SELL IT?? REALLY?? Thanks
FYI--I plan to begin a Texas Boot Boogie Block of the Month in January. I hope you will visit Molly's Place now to see the other Tree Time Blocks and also don't forget to take a look at the boot block in 2011. What did you say? You want a little preview? OK--here ya go!
Happy Holiday and don't let the holidays get in the way of your stitches!!