I'm almost finished with the 3rd beaded leaf. Two of the leaves have 34 gauge wire in the middle so they'll have some 'bending' to their shape. After I quilted the leaves, I poked a tiny hole and fed the wire through. I still have to work on a method to add the wire.
So in between buying a new refrigerator yesterday, hand sewing and making Grilled Chicken Teriyaki and Asian Sweet Potato salad (which were fantastic!) I 'doodled' with my free motion quilting. The background piece is from a challenge we had last year with the CCC group. Every two months, we would overdye, stamp or embellish a piece of fabric that was passed from person to person. This is actually the back of my 'ugly' fabric. It looks really good in the picture...it's a little dull in real life! Anyway, I just doodled with thread. I'm going to couch some fiber around the drawn circle area. This will be a page in My Art Diary. It didn't take long at all to stitch it up. I was and still am thinking of covering it with paint or with beads. Not sure yet how I'll finish it up.