No, I'm not slacking off just darn busy! Of course some of that 'busy' time is eating dinner out! Not complaining by any means!! We/I have been running everywhere but my nights are still for beading and doing hand work.
Here's my beaded bird...it's suppose to be a Western Tanager but I was following some color choices from an applique pattern..dummy me didn't bother looking up the 'real' bird or I would have chosen different colors. That's ok..I can make another one using actually colors. I'm still happy with him. The unfilled line you see above his tail is the branch, which will also be beaded. I'm thinking I'll use beads on thin wire for his feet to sit on the branch.
And I finished my donation piece for SAQA's 2011 online auction. It's 11" x 11"; my screen printed fabric; hand and machine stitching, foiling and hand beading. I just have to put a sleeve on it and mail in. Cross one more off the old project list!
This is detail of one of the circles. I was going to cut out circles from the circles and make holes but decided it might not show up that well. The purple is silk dupioni that I happened to have brought with me! I just (also) happened to have a small dk purple piece for the binding..just enough!
No bike riding today...cleaning instead...legs cramps at night are really getting bad again so I'm going to take a day off once in awhile and, advice by my son, to drink more water. What goes around comes around, right! I'm always telling him to drink more water. Guess I should practice what I preach! temps already 72 and expected to get up to 80's today. Nice breeze so it never seems that hot...gotta love Florida weather!