Ok, so Thanksgiving 2009 is now a memory and we are all eating turkey leftovers...still!
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but we have been busy with the holiday weekend and with getting things out to decorate for Christmas. So, I haven't had time to bead :-(
and I haven't had time to take new pictures to post either! I will show you what happened after I did the two shadow boxes with the Diane Fitzgerald inspired flowers.
I was so involved in making the flowers, they began to "grow" (sorry, couldn't help the pun)! Each flower had a newer look, more beads, different types of looks, more embellishment to the center and to the outer areas... One had wire leaves, another had pistil and stamen, all very unique...and I was having a Ball! Oh, by the way, I decided to make them into separate flower pins.
And, so, the idea of any beading on fabric has taken a back seat for a couple years while I pursued my passion in flowers (Oh, I did it again...sorry!).
Now I feel ready to begin beading in a new light. I love the idea of texture on fabric and the movement that various stitches with beads can create. After the Christmas rush is over, and I can sit down, listening to "Chestnut roasting on an open fire"... I will start working some of those stitches in my practices for the January Bead Journal.
I cannot promise I will blog every day right now, with the Christmas decorating and such, but I will try!
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