Maureen B and I have been online friends since about 2002, and she is one of the reasons I blog my stitching attempts, because I know that when I have a technical problem, she will always be able to offer some sound advice.
Below is an email I just received with comment on my chatelaine blocks.
And you know? she was spot -on in her comments!
I could live with the Pin holder and the needle book cover, but the Scissor keep ..
Anyway, read what Maureen suggested. and then read my reply below her comments.
“I just viewed your blog and chatelaine set. I thought the triangle worked in well and I like the floral centerpiece too (in both pieces).
I wondered about the scissorkeep though. The floral piece could disappear altogether when turning after the seam is sewn or embroidered over.
Is it possible to expose it a bit more? which would mean shifting the tacking too.
Just my two bits which you can totally ignore.
I took prints of Sharon’s freebie CQ blocks, mininized them, cut them out and near became demented as I could not get them right. In the end I scrapped them, did my own thing, with lots of trial and errors as, like you, it’s been a loooong time since I did something as small. I stuck with Linda’s 5 sided piece in the centre too.
I hope you don’t think me rude, so I’ll send a hug along as well and the interference”
My reply :