Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dinosaurs and Dragons

I've been at a family reunion camp out. Our pop up camper came apart at the seams when a storm whipped up winds between 70-90 mph. My two 6 year old granddaughters and husband and I ran for the car and were ready to run for the bathhouses until my husband's brother came out and told us to go to his huge (mobile home sized) camper. Power was out all day. We left the family reunion a couple of days early and the DGDs will have something to remember!
I have a few more days off work so finished up this tone on tone RR which is brought to you by the color ORANGE which is not one of my favorites. Diane said she might make a wallhanging for her grandson out of the blocks so lace should not be added. Everyone that worked on blocks before me assumed her grandson was a young boy so I went along with the age group and added a dinosaur to the block I stitched on. That's supposed to be a beetle down toward the middle bottom. I now have orange threads and beads in my stash.

This is my dragon I made for my Asian Challenge block (later to become a pillow for my sister). I stitched it first on green felt ala Gerry Krueger's bird tutorial. It's all done in two threads - one metallic and the other just plain old DMC. It's really more work than I felt like doing for my baby sister...but....it's done. Now I will have to make something of equal value for my two bros and my other sis before Christmas. Sheesh! What have I done?

4 comments:

ARLENE said...

I'm so happy you mentioned Gerry's tutorial. I made 4 peacocks on a variety of backgrounds (e.g. waste canvas, crinoline...) and none of them worked. I'm going to try felt next.

Laurie said...

Wow Cathy!! That dragon is amazing!! Have fun topping that for your other siblings!!

Gerry Krueger said...

You had mentioned making a dragon earlier and I was thinking "how perfect for felt" and by golly you did and it is gorgeous supreme... I am going to steal him to post on my blog... Great job girl....

Thanks for mentioning the tutorial.... Ger

Diane said...

Cathy, the dinosaur is great as well as all the other neat bits you have done on the block.