first block

I have begun the challenge of making a crazy quilt block each month for this year, 2013.  I have never made a crazy quilt block before, and did not even know what a crazy quilt was…

so I did a bit of research, and then jumped in

No – there is nothing special about me that I am able to participate; I jumped on the opportunity to register, and lo and behold here I am!

Having fought the urge to redo the entire block, I have posted this up and can move on to the next block. This first block does not really look like a crazy quilt block (from what I can tell from looking at other CQ blocks) but I am learning.  Everyone starts somewhere, right?! :D  might as well start right where you are –

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 
  john 6:29

TAST 34 (&33)

Week 34 of Take A Stitch Tuesday, is the Linked Double Chain Stitch …a combination of chain stitch and twisted chain stitch……….

 start with two chain stitches, then a twisted chain at the bottom……….

this is the first time embroidering this stitch,  and it reminded me of

…the little paw pads on rabbit’s paws. :)

          I did a row of Pekinese stitch (week 33) as well to catch up .

TAST challenge/ pintangle

                        linked double chain on the left; pekinese on the right.
                   come follow along! and, no, I am not leading you down a rabbit trail…you will learn a new stitch a week, and be encouraged……whether you stitch or not :)

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day. 
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory; 
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal2 corinthians 4:16-18