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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Elegant Garden Blocks

We returned a day early from our vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  There was some high tide flooding each day on some of the  side streets but at the end of the week, the rain set in.  We knew there would be even more flooding and not a nice drive home, so we left.  A wise decision if you have been watching the weather news the last few days.  One evening, we selected a seafood restaurant in Little River that was set right beside water that was a way out to the ocean.  The deck on the restaurant and the kitchen flooded during high tide while we were there.  We had to take off our shoes and wade out in ankle deep water to get to the car.  An evening to remember.

I prepped Elegant Garden blocks for stitching on our vacation using an Edyta Sitar pattern set.  Here are three that I completed.  I worked on two more but was missing a leaf on each block and had to wait until back home to cut out what I need to continue on them.




And all three together.


I am not enjoying the stitching on these as much as the Old Voices blocks.  I have had the pattern set for a long time and feeling guilty for spending so much for them to have not made use sooner.  Maybe now that I am back home and with good lighting for stitching, I will enjoy it more.

Karen

34 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your flooded dinner, but as you say, it will be one to remember.
    I think your blocks are lovely. That background is great. Hope you start enjoying it more.

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  2. Love the background fabric Karen and the blocks are beautiful are u doing these by hand?? Also lucky u got out of s.c. when u did. Lots of flooding,!

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  3. I think I would have been running home, the moment the waters rose, lol.
    You are brave and a fun adventure to laugh about someday;)
    Love the new blocks and glad you got to relax a bit, and hopefully some nice sightseeing.

    Debbie

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  4. OMGosh! That is a dinner to remember for sure! Your blocks are spectacular! Love the backing fabric. I hope they are easier to stitch with better lighting...or maybe try a thinner needle? Have you ever tried a straw needle? Love them for applique. Go through fabric like a knife through butter!

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  5. OMGosh! That is a dinner to remember for sure! Your blocks are spectacular! Love the backing fabric. I hope they are easier to stitch with better lighting...or maybe try a thinner needle? Have you ever tried a straw needle? Love them for applique. Go through fabric like a knife through butter!

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  6. Sounds like you got out of S.C just in time. Beautiful blocks and a dinner to reemeber. Did you get to finish your dinner or pack it up and take it with you?

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  7. Karen tus bloques son muy bonitos!!!
    siento lo de la cena en España diríamos ¡¡aguada!!
    por la inundación y por no poder terminarla,
    la recordaras mucho tiempo,
    el 6 de enero del 2014, a mi hermana y ami no pillo una ola en el paseo marítimo de Gijon la ola nos envolvió, ¡¡volvimos a nacer!! esa parte del paseo no estaba en alerta
    las autoridades pensaban que no llegaría allí la pleamar, pero el mar es imprevisible
    no olvidaremos nunca esa tarde
    buena semana

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  8. Pretty blocks and a fun background fabric. What an experience with the hurricane's effect, you won't forget this one between the restaurant and shortening your vacation.

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  9. Glad you made it home safely! The background fabric for these blocks is an all time favorite of mine. Maybe they'll grow on you?

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  10. Phew! Glad you are home safe and sound! Love the blocks!

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  11. Wow, what a vacation to remember! Glad you are home safe!!! No warnings in your area now?

    I always, always, always admire your applique work - so beautiful!!!! In particular I LOVE the background fabric for your Elegant Garden Blocks!

    Happy Stitching!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  12. Sorry to hear your vacation was cut short due to the terrible storms that have been lingering.
    Your Elegant Garden blocks are beautiful!
    I love all your fabric choices for these.

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  13. Beautiful blocks! Good idea to head home when you did. That was certainly a dinner to remember!

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  14. Glad you got home safely--what a memorable restaurant experience, to be sure!
    I hope you will enjoy these blocks more at home. They are beautiful!

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  15. Oh my goodness! Very wise choice to return home early! Your blocks are looking beautiful!

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  16. Sorry your trip had to end sooner than you wanted, but a very wise decision indeed. Your blocks look great. I agree about lighting it makes such a difference hope it helps you enjoy these a bit more.

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  17. What a disappointment that you had to cut short your time away, but better than staying behind and being stranded - or worse. We thought long and hard about staying another week on our trip to Hilton Head and are glad that we decided to come home at the end of our planned 2 weeks. Hopefully you will enjoy these blocks at home ... I think they're spectacular. Beautiful.

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  18. Sounds like it was a good idea to go home a day early, for sure! I really love those blocks - each one is just perfect. Hope you are getting along with them better now that you are home!

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  19. Beautiful blocks! I love the background fabric. Glad you made it home safely.

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  20. Yes! It is a good thing you left when you did! My GD lives in Charleston since she got married in August. This will be her first hurricane! She is going to have to have eye surgery soon because of problems with her cornea getting torn quite often. BTW, your blocks are darling.

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  21. Beautiful blocks, also love the background fabric. Definitely worth doing!

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  22. So glad you are safe and home. The flooding on the news looks awful - and you were right in the area! Wading out of a restaurant is quite a memory.

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  23. Your blocks are looking lovely! Glad to hear you made it home safely albeit a bit wet.

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  24. It's interesting how some patterns are not as much fun to stitch as we might think. I wonder why that is. Sounds like you had one of those evenings that will give you something to talk about for years.:)

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  25. You made it out of there just in time. I'm so glad you got home safely.

    I love the blocks you stitched.

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  26. Glad you did have a safe trip. The appliqued blocks are so beautiful. That background fabric is so interesting. So are the fabrics you chose for the block flowers :)

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  27. Glad you got out of MB before the deluge! My family had been there just before Katrina and I remember how high and forceful the waves were at the beach before that storm went on to tear up the gulf.

    Your blocks are beautiful, hopefully they will get more exciting to you now that you're back in your own space.

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  28. Dear Karen,
    your blocks are just wonderful, they look like little paintings.
    We heard about the Carolina Flood on the news over here, how awful, hope everything will turn back to normal soon.
    Best wishes,
    Sylvia

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  29. I'm really glad you left when you did - although your damp dinner sounds a mess! I really love all your blocks, the middle one really intrigues me, I love it.

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  30. I've made this quilt - as a BOM with 2 blocks a month. You can see the finished quilt on the left side of my blog. I changed the center block and the borders. I loved working on it, I hope you eventually enjoy it too. I really liked the 9" size of the blocks. Happy Stitching!

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  31. I'm glad the water wasn't any higher! These blocks are so pretty, but do seem a bit more tedious than OVNI.

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  32. Your elegant garden blocks are fabulous!! love love them

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  33. Love your Elegant Garden blocks! I am working on #9, having started a Long Time ago! Copyright is 2007 but I don't think it was that long ago! It is a quilt I do want to finish, tho I have given myself permission to not finish a few things that are no longer appealing to me so much!!

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