I first started this blog due to "popular demand" for me to to share my cooking and quilting results in blog form as it was easier for friends and people who know me to see what I'm up to, especially compared to just an image hosting site. Now I blog because I enjoy sharing what I do and hope that I do in some way inspire people to try new things out as well.
Monday saw the end of the embroidery and the start of the beading - or so I thought. As it turned out I had trouble working from top to bottom and getting the beads to stay even slightly flat and close together so I ripped it all out and started again - at the bottom. This went much better and I was able to slowly start adding beads. I can only do a few at a time as otherwise my back lets me know in no uncertain terms that this is not on and threatens to go on strike.
This is how I sit and bead, which gives me both hands free to do so - this is good as I need one hand to hold the bead where I want it and the other for my needle. You are of course wanting to see the progress since I restarted - it's a grand total of 32 beads - not much unfortunately but I'm sure things will speed up once I'm feeling better and have done a few hundred more.
As you can see it's not all that much, but it's progress none the less. As the beading will be so much slower I am going to reduce the number of posts about Wolf but that will give me space to talk about the things I stitch in the evening after the beading "window" is over.
A sneak preview of the back & colours used.
If you thought that was the announcement then I'm afraid you were wrong! I have decided to start sharing a pattern a month to make a scissor fob, the idea for me is to have something that's small, portable and easy(ish) to make - it may be single or double sided but it will have a free pattern to make the sample I will show and I'll try and include finishing instructions as well. The best part of these patterns will be that you can choose to do them in the colours I chose or use whatever you have lying around or a new thread you want to try out, after all a small fob is perfect to experiment with!
See you tomorrow - with something else - not sure what myself lol.