Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My Dolphin

This next block for "Mini-Seanes" is embellished by Laurie. I was so excited when I saw that she had beaded me a dolphin. What under the sea world would be complete whit out a dolphin! as you can see that this very talented lady beaded the whole of the dolphin. She stated in my book that she had used a new to her stabilizer, so that the backing of the beaded dolphin would not buckle. She does not state which kind that she used as I am curious to which kind that it is.

The lace that she chose to put on the bottom of the block is just perfect for the bottom of the "sea floor".

Here is the beautiful block:

"Mini-Seanes" is going to be just beautiful when I get finished with it! My next post will have a special request so keep your eyes open!

The Lion

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Block By Karrin

Here is another block for "Mini-Seanes". This one is done by Karrin. Karrin is a very talented lady that I have had the privilege of being in a couple of RR's with. On this block as you can see she gave me a treasure chest. Also another jellyfish. At the bottom the really cool "fluffy" plant she made is from a piece of upholstery trim that had unravelled. It just goes to show you that you can really add anything to a CQ block!

Here is the picture of the block:

I cannot wait to see both my under the sea quilts finished! I hope that y'all enjoyed this block!
The Lion

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Under The Sea Block

The joys of the Internet are many! Among the joys you get to "meet" so many people you would not get to in the course of your life! One of the many reasons that I joined the Crazy Quilting groups on yahoo. I have learned so much in the years that I have been in contact with the many ladies that I have met around the world!
That is one of the reasons that I chose to do the "Mini-Seanes". This next block was embellished by a really good Internet friend of mine. Pam. Pam lives in England. The talents that she has are many but the one that I most admire is her beading! She does BEAUTIFUL bead work!
Here it is the block that Pam did for me in the Under The Sea RR from CQI:

I hope to maybe one day to go to England. I would dearly love to meet Pam! I am so sure that we would tear up the town, so to speak!


The Lion

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Small "Seanes"

Here it is! The post that everyone has been waiting for! Really I am not procrastinating again! I am trying to work out a "happy balance" between my "play" and my work! I might have to give up that promotion! I am tired of not having time to "play"!

I thought that I would start out by showing you my blocks for "Mini-Seanes". Here is the first one. This one my friend Rose Anne embellished for me.

The reason for "Mini-Seanes" is this will be a wall hanging for my wall. I thought that since I was in a UTS RR through CQI that I would make it out of blocks done all by my cyber friends. Y'all know all the talented ladies that I know through my online groups. It is going to be something that I will treasure for the rest of my life! That is because the large "Seanes" after it has made a show circuit I will be gifting that one to my sister Kara.

Kara is the "Tom Boy" of us three sisters. She was also a steel worker in the Sea Bees. Right now she is in Oklahoma working as a prison guard. So "Seanes" will make a great gift for her!

I hope that y'all will enjoy the up coming under the sea posts!

The Lion

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My New Background

I have to tell y'all why I have a new background up! My new background is to motivate me to finish my "Seanes" quilt! I am almost finished with all prior obligations and am wanting to get this new quilt done. is not really a new quilt as I have been working on it off and on for about a year and a half now!
I will now in the next few months be solely working on my "Seanes" quilt! I am hoping that everyone will enjoy watching me refuse to have another UFO in my closet! In the next few days I will start posting the blocks that I have already done for this quilt.

In the meantime I will surround myself with all things "sea like"! I hope that y'all will enjoy this journey!


The Lion

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

They Have Come And Gone

The 2009 Lion's Christmas Stocking Swap is officially over! I received the last three stockings and have sent them out. My beautiful Stephanie hand picked the swappers and I mailed them all off on Monday!

Here are pictures of the last three stockings.

I hope that all the ladies are as thrilled with their swap stockings as I am with mine! We had a GREAT bunch of stockings this year! All were very BEAUTIFUL! As y'all can tell by the pictures!
I hope that the participation for next years swap is just as wonderful! For all those early birds the theme for next years swap is Angels. Stay tuned I am thinking that another kind of swap is just around the corner!
The Lion