Thursday, May 28, 2009

Deadline approaching...............

Just a gentle reminder to let you know the puzzle pieces are due on Monday, June 1st. So, if you can get them mailed this week, that would be great. The pieces that have arrived are amazing and everyone will be happy with their return pieces I'm sure. Thank you all for playing, and let me know who is interested in another round. There are no plans at this time, and with Summer and gardening keeping most of us busy, it will probably be in the Autumn.

Liz Waechter

Pieces arrived from Liz Waechter today. The little faces are adorable, and there are 8 to swap! Cool. Wonderful work.

Robin Robboy

Robin Robboy sent her pieces also.The varied stitching is striking against the background.Great job!

Arlene White's puzzles

Arlene White of the UK
Arlene used the crazy patch method as well and did a beautiful job. Great job Arlene!

Puzzle pieces from Gina Brummett

Several more puzzle pieces arrived this afternoon. First we have Gina Brummett's pieces.Gina used tatting on her pieces. Beautiful work Gina.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pieces from Melusine of England

Arriving today was pieces by Melusine of England. She used three different techniques which she describes on the back of each puzzle piece.
~~~ The one on the left is wet-method felt, with red satin buttonhole stitched in red silk to create a poppy, which is finished off with black silk French knots and pistil stitches. The felt was attached to the stiffener fabric with black glass beads.

~~~The middle one is a piece of candlewicking and is worked in candlewicking thread on calico (US: muslin). The central heart is stem stitched padded satin stitch surrounded by a heart outline done in twilling stitch. The flowers are lazy daisy stitch with a French knot centre - two of which have stem stitch stems with fish bone stitch leaves.

Very nice Melusine. Thank you for the pretty fabric piece.

Pieces from Maggie Robinson of Canada

Last but not least, pieces from Maggie Robinson arrived from Canada yesterday. Beautiful Maggie.
Thank you for the goodies Maggie, you sent WAY too much young lady :-)

I am excited to see so many crazy quilted pieces. With so many varied applications, everyone should have quite a nice selection of beautiful art.

Pieces from Laurie Walton of Maine

Also, pieces from Laurie Walton of Maine arrived yesterday. Laurie incorporated a very interesting lace circle effect on each piece. Hmmmm, how did she do that????
Great job Laurie.

Alice Topp pieces

Puzzle pieces from Alice Topp of WI arrived as well. Don't these look fun? Wonderful faces Alice, and CQ to boot! Great job.

Cindy Berghuis puzzles

Cindy Berghuis of MN also made crazy pieced puzzles. Lovely. Great job Cindy.

Pieces from Mary Schuberg of CA

Mary's pieces also arrived yesterday. There are interesting metal star shapes on these crazy pieced puzzles although the pic doesn't show them off very well. Interesting technique. Well done Mary.

puzzle pieces from Lynn Sletta of MN

Lynn's puzzle pieces arrived yesterday along with several others. Very elegant looking! Great job Lynn!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Puzzle pieces from Micki Butler of Ireland

Micki Butler of Ireland sent her pretty red work puzzle pieces. They are very well done however the size is a bit large. I am not sure what to do about this. Any suggestions? Micki, the work is beautiful.

I am putting an example up so if anyone else thinks their pieces are larger than 4 inches by 4 inches, total measurement , please check.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Darlene Doerscher's puzzle pieces arived

Darlene's pieces have arrived!! One reads,"Little boats should keep near shore" with a summer sea theme, how cute. She embroidered a vintage water pump in a garden and one represents breast Cancer awareness. A nice variety. Thanks Darlene, great job!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kerry Leslie's puzzle pieces arrived today!

Along with Grace Danel's pieces, Kerry of Canada also sent hers.Two sea themed pieces, cool! Very nice job Kerry!

Puzzle pieces from Grace Danel arrived!!!

Grace Danel, a magnificent beader, and Hoosier :-) sent her pieces. Special beaded elements "grace" her puzzle pieces. Great job Grace!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Just arrived Pieces from Ira Rosenshtein

Ira's puzzle pieces just arrived! Ira used the crazy patch method and did a fabulous job. So much too see on each piece. Thank you Ira for the goodies to cover shipping.The pieces are pouring in now as we approach the deadline of June 1st.
Remember, you do not have to crazy quilt...all media is welcome.

Puzzle pieces from Annette Jeavons

I also received these fun pieces from Annette Jeavons . Mixed media including paper,paints and metal were used in her art puzzles.I really like this method. Very nice Annette.

puzzle pieces from Sharon Chapman

Sharon sent her beautiful embroidered pieces for the swap. Delicate detailed bouquets. Wonderful Sharon.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Puzzle pieces from Elizabeth

Elizabeth Woodford sent these wonderful pieces. She used paper collage and metallic fibers embellished with flower sequins and a sweet charm on each, I love the words peeking through. Great job Elizabeth!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Grace's Pieces

Grace finished her pieces too!!! I wonder how I knew there would be beads involved??? :-)
Beautiful Grace.

Kerry Leslie's puzzle pieces

Kerry Leslie informed me a while back that she had completed her pieces. Somehow I thought I had posted them, so sorry Kerry!!!
One was posted twice, but Kerry did make 4. I will photograph them and post when they arrive. They are so pretty Kerry! Nice job!!!!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ira finished her pieces

Ira is putting these pretties in the mail soon. All of the puzzle pieces I am receiving are absolutely fantastic. You are all really doing such a great job. Wow! Here I was worried I requested a difficult task, but you took that pattern and created some of the pretties works of art!!!!! When I receive them all, I'll just announce my dog ate them and hoard them for myself,LOL. Unfortunately, most of you know I only have a chihuahua and there is no way she could eat them all :-(.........I'll have to come up with some other excuse I guess.

6 Puzzle pieces from Marjorie Holme of IL

Marjorie delivered her puzzle pieces on Saturday. The gals taking my CQ class loved them. Marjorie incorporated felting in her pieces and each are beautiful designs. Thanks for the little visit Marjorie!! Your pieces are gorgeous.
Here are all the pieces quickly placed together received so far.I have pieces from Terri Takacs, Amber Rutz, Judy Shaw,Kathleen Ward, Cathy Kizerian, Marjorie Holme, and my self. You have until June 1st to send your pieces, one month away.:-)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Puzzle pieces from Judy of WA

These pretty puzzle pieces arrived from Judy yesterday. The colors are so much more vibrant and pretty in person. Beautiful silk fabrics and such detail. The tiny bees are so adorable. Wonderful job Judy! Isn't this a cute card? Thanks for the card, thread,shark tooth and sea glass!!! :-) This is my first shark tooth!!!!!