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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Not feeling so hot the past few days so beading and knitting have been keeping me 'sane' and not thinking (too much!) about how bad I do feel..
This was the gelatin mono print I did at our CCC Sept meeting. I thought it would be perfect as a background for some stitching and beading for my Oct. Art of Nature journal quilts. I finished quilting it last week so started on some stitching and beading this week. This shows some hand stitching.

I started adding some bead work this week. This color pic is a lot more true to what it looks like...not sure about the coloring on the pic above. A photographer I am not!

Here is a closeup of the beading. I reference Margart Ball's book, 'Embeadery' often in my beadwork. I love her book and other beader's books as well. In fact, I just sent in an order for two of Robin Atkin's books! Can't wait for those!!

This is a piece I did back in 2007. I had the hand dyed background piece which was quite small and I had some painted tyvek pieces so what else to do but combine them. I still couldn't figure out what to do after I quilted and burned the tyvek so again, what not add some beading to it. I think this was the first time I tried some of Margaret Ball's Embeadery techniques.

Here's a closeup of the beading. It turned out to be one of my favorite 'scrap' pieces!

So back to the couch to sit and bead...I did take Mandy for a walk around the sub today. We both needed to breath some fresh air. Temperature was in the low 60's! Not as sunny as yesterday but still quite pleasant. Bob's still golfing...go figure!

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