Can't believe I haven't posted in days!! I know I have been busy at home and on the road! I'm working - slowly but surely! - on my beaded bird! I forgot how much time sewing on tiny beads takes!
This is the bird, which I printed onto a Wash-Away Applique sheet. I forgot to add this step in my original post: The Wash-away sheet has a fusible on the back of the sheet. After I print (using my ink jet printer) I then fuse this onto a piece of pellon -( medium weight I think!)...same pellon I use for my fiber cards. Then I stitched it onto a piece of fabric so I can work from my Q snap frame. This keeps the beaded piece from being distorted when all the beading is complete.
And this is what I have finished so far! I do enjoy 'painting' with beads! That's how I look at it...just because I can't paint with normal paints!
I'm going to try and keep track of the hours on this one. Yep...we are always asked, aren't we! Does it matter...no...but it's fun to look back on and it's a good gauge for project deadlines, which I have on this piece!
Sunday was a beautiful day so off to Rainbow Springs for Cracker Days! What fun!!! And Kalee came along too!! She loved all the dogs and people...yes, she thought they were there to see her!
It was a wonderful day and I love just walking around the park. I also met up with Annie, who is a weaver I met the 1st year we came to Ocala. She was doing a demo at a festival and invited me to a 'weavers guild meeting' back in 2005. No, I don't weave but the group was very diverse - quilters, knitters, etc. The group is now disbanded but it was fun to see what everyone was working on. And it was fun to meet up with Annie again!
The waterfalls are wonderful and there are several of them around the park.
Just a fun time....but now it's back to beading and of course dinner out!! It's Thursday, which means "the gangs all here"!