Teaser for Margreet

I am doing a block swap with one of my groups. This block is not due until Feb, but , being at a loose end ( and that avoidance nonsense again) I decided to get started. The block is not complete yet, but seeing as it is what I have worked on this week, and I haven't posted anything else...
A trellis and some climbing roses. These are teeny timy Melanie roses. They a less than a centimetre across.

A bush of beautiful purple roses, interspersed with leaves and swarovski crystals. Below is a wee silky.
Margreets preferences were green and purple, and nature.

Remember to check out Sharon B's blog for her 2008 challenge, over 200 signed up already. I haven't committed yet. I am a person that needs clear guidelines and expectations before I can decide to do something, and although Sharon has posted a general description of whats involved, it's not enough for me.... I am sure I will join in, but I will have to wait until Jan 1st to be sure!!

Ladies who won my motif giveaway, please keep an eye on your mail boxes, and drop me an email or comment when they arrive. Kia ora.

9 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful, beautiful block! I love the colors and the roses and the embellishments, and the everything. =) It always takes an extra week for my mail to arrive.

meggie said...

Just lovely, as usual!
Those tiny roses are really exquisite!

Ati. Norway. said...

Jo it is very beautiful, as always you work is. Margreet will be exited, I am sure.

Helina said...

These tiny roses are gorgeous, so are the bigger ones, too. A treasure for Margreet!

Pam Kellogg said...

Jo, this is gorgeous! Could you point me in the direction of tutorials for doing those different roses? The only rose I know how to do is the spider web rose. These look much more realistic.

Gorgeous, stunning work as always Jo!

The Carolina Quilter said...

What gorgeous roses! Luscious.

Lauri said...

Jo
I love the block. It is one of your best I think.
I agree with you about titles.That is why my blog is named what it is. To me a crafter was always someone who glued pompoms to plastic dinner plates and used popsicles sticks to make a birdhouse.I can't call myself an artist either, but I am artistic which while related aren't quite the same.When asked what I do, I say I am a mom who is artistic and creative. What is more important than a mom? That will last much longer than anything I make. Saying that though, I couldn't survive the all the mom stuff sanely if I didn't have an outlet
Talktive today aren't I?
Lauri

paulahewitt said...

I really like the little 'melanie' roses - I don't suppose you are going to write a tutorial on how to do them...hint hint!

Rose Anne B said...

Ohhh I am speechless browsing your BLOG and see your exquisite works - ornaments and blocks! Do you do your own tatting too? Just beautiful, and the black background one will be very very striking!