Monday, November 19, 2012

Santa Maria Ready to Sail - Almost

Mercy at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
 October 2012

Santa Maria, original design my Mercy Savage 2012

Close up of the New World Rose on the Santa Maria Block
Greetings from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA!   It has always been my dream to see the Grand Canyon in person and a few weeks ago my dream came true  There are no words to describe the majesty, the colors, the view; so I'm not even going to try!

I finally finished the applique portion of my Santa Maria block!  Yeah!!  There is still quite a bit of embroidery work to do before the block is ready to sail.  My plan is to applique as much as I can between now and the New Year on my Baltimore Album-style blocks and then begin basic embroidery in January 2013!  I plan to attend the Applique Academy in February and I will bring what I have finished with me to Virginia.  There are so many talented participants and I'm hoping to find inspiration, suggestions, tips, etc to continue on this journey.

Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving to all!  I am always very grateful to my blog readers for you comments and encouragement!

Until next time...
Best stitches,
Mercy in sunny Miami (via a quick trip to the Grand Canyon)

Santa Maria sails minus the embroidered rigging

Close up of the Ship body and the waves

Santa Maria Flowers minus embroidery

Mercy at Hermit's Rest, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA October 2012