I'm Back...AGAIN!! ....and APRIL giveaway

After more computer dramas, I am back, I hope for a good while this time. I have found the whole episode a bit depressing really. It is amazing how much we rely on technology to stay in touch with people...even people I see regularly. In my 'real' life at Playcentre, I see people often, but we really only communicate about issues indepth via email, because we are always busy when we are actually together. I have also not felt particularly motivated to stitch either, although I have worked on RR blocks. Below is Leslie's Jewels on Black. These blocks are just beautiful.

I added the 8 vines radiating from the button, and all the stitching to the right of that. LouAnne did the spider and web tho, I added the embellishment around it. I also did the button cluster in the middle of the block (above). Leslie's block had a light and airy feel to it, so the challenge was for me to still feel I had 'encrusted' without creating anything to heavy or overpowering on the block (as per my usual style!!) I have carried plenty of gold and red thru my work to tie in with those colours around the rest of the block. One more person to work on this block and it heads home.

APRIL GIVEAWAY...
This is the postcard for April. A bit of an experiment with wired ribbons. Lovely texture on the green one.
If you would like to be in to win this postcard, please leave a comment on THIS post. I will draw the winner next weekend.
GOOD LUCK

I must apologise for the rather bizarre comment (read "novel") that slipped thru while I was away. If you happened to read I am very sorry. It has been deleted now.

Well, I am very happy to be back.

23 comments:

Judith said...

Its good to have yo back Jo, I have missed your beautiful stitching. You are such an inspiration.
Judith

Lisa said...

So nice to come in this evening and see new posts from you!

Rosi said...

I am glad that you are posting again. I like your embroidery.

Lori said...

Jo, I enjoy looking at your embroidery and learning to do better. I have come a long way this year! keep up the good work and welcome back.

Kathy said...

Welcome back, I missed seeing your lovely work. Isn't technology wonderful when it works.:))

Melisa said...

That give away is truely beautiful I would be lucky to win it.
Melisa

gaylenona said...

...and we're glad to have you back.
I'd never thought of using wired ribbon. Good experiment. I'd be pleased to have the postcard.

Anonymous said...

Jo, I love tuning in and seeing your gorgeous work. Just love the postcards! Debbie (Maine) rquirion@roadrunner.com

Melissa said...

Welcome back! Using ribbons sounds interesting...

Gerry said...

Glad to see you back in cybyer space. LOL. It is sad that we so depend on computers....but that's the age we live in!

Your work is beautiful as always.

Karrin Hurd said...

Wonderful to have you back, and your work as usual is beautiful!

Susan said...

I love the curvy red seam in the upper right corner. I'll no doubt try something similar soon. Welcome back. I've been out-of-pocket myself.
Beautiful postcard, too.

Melissa said...

Jo It's so good to have you back! You've been missed for sure! I hope you don't have any more computer issues!

Maureen said...

Good to see you back - love the giveaway and all your work - maureen x

myra said...

I have only recently found your blog Jo, and it very inspiring. Would love to win the giveaway

LouAnne said...

Would love to actually SEE a cq postcard; never have before, but enjoy all the pictures. I'm so glad you're back on line. I missed you every morning when I clicked on my link to your blog and found nothing new. Mailed your RR block to Hideko this morning, by the way!

Lorenza said...

Welcome back Jo, it's nice to see your stunning works again

Cyber Fyber said...

Hi Jo!
Your wonderful postcard arrived here in South Carolina today. It is fabulous. All your embroidery is wonderful. Thank you so very, very much for trading with my at CYBER FYBER!
Susan

kathywas said...

I found your blog while "surfing" through some others, and I'm glad that I did! I have been dying to get started in Crazy Quilting, but haven't taken that first step yet. I've bought fabric, books, embellishments...you name it....I just don't know where to start as far as a pattern is concerned.

I'm glad to have found your blog and your lovely work. You are a true inspiration and I have bookmarked your site to return. Hopefully, drooling over your art work will give me the encouragement that I need to get started.

Sharon said...

Jo it is so nice to have youb ack again....Youa are such an inspiratin to me as a newbie and one day I hope to be good enough to stitch with you in a rr...what a treat for me that would be..thanks for all you do

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Jo! Sorry to hear your computer is still acting up. Lovely to see what stitching you have been up to again now you are back online!
Hugs,
Kerry

Gail said...

This is a lovely ATC. Glad your back up and running.

Sabii Wabii said...

I may have missed this already but even so...just wanted you to know your work is beautiful!
Terisa