You might get tired of seeing the progress on my squirrel but it is my blog, after all, and I like to keep progress on my pieces! Sooooooo
I found this free coloring page of a squirrel and printed out. To be honest, I couldn't remember which stabilizer(s) I used to print on or to back my piece. I had to look it up in the QA magazine (Oct/Nov. 2015 issue) for my article! See why I document so much!
Next up I dug through my wonderful gift bag from the fiber arts bee in Gainesville to pick out some blues to use. Someone put in the bag several strands of the perfect blue seed bead! So I started to use them to outline the squirrel and use for some of the darker areas.
The weather has been perfect to sit outside and bead! And I've made some progress! The whole piece you see here measures 8.5" x 11" but he'll be smaller than that, then cut out and sewn onto a quilted background piece.
I got thinking that I didn't want to do a blue dog and decided why not bead a blue squirrel instead! I actually started sewing blue hexes because I was going to do a blue dog and I still might after the blue squirrel. Right now I need a lot of hand work to be able to take with me or to work on at night or during the day...that is if I can stay home during the day!
I started a dog training class with Gigi to work on her dog aggression. We are having good days and not so good days...but otherwise, she is a doll! And of course, I have my days of tooting around with my friends! Another beautiful, sunny day so I'm headed to the lanai to bead!