Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kileigh's Garden is in full bloom...


As you can see my January Bead Journal Project is done! I am shocked at how quickly this one went. Was it because in addition to a bazillion size 15 seed beads I also used some larger heart beads and silver frames? Was it because of the subject matter as compared to Novembers piece? Was it because of the building pressure I was putting upon myself because of the dreaded *GASP* Behind word? I don't know and I don't care because whatever the reason is, it is done and I am very happy with both this piece and myself. I think the background I chose almost gives it a wool tapestry type look. Do they call it crewel work? Anyone know what I am talking about even? I am not even sure I know what I am talking about 1/2 the time! Now for my next project. I will be going back to Decembers piece. I have a plan, have the beads picked out, the silk I will be using, and a wonderful new product my SIL told me about called the Q-Snap. One of the things I have always hated most about embroidery is the dreaded embroidery hoop. It never seems to get tight enough, damages the fabric and your thread always seems to get tangled on the part you use to tighten the hoop. No more, not with this product! Check out the website if you are unfamiliar with it. For all I know its been around forever, but its new to me!

12 comments:

runningonink said...

WOW this is amazing! Soooo gorgeous! You worked so quick on Kileigh's garden! Done before her bday even! SMILE! Q-SNAP ROCKS! We need a coffee/fabric trip! xoxox

Carol said...

Gosh Tracey, I have had Q-snap for about 20 years. I use them when quilting quilts! Not sure how it would work on small stuff. I just back my fab with stiff pellon and go from there.

So, your page is georgeous. The blue is perfect and I love the way you put them down in different directions giving the piece a texturous look. Its so perfect!

I just think your work on all the pages is beautiful.

pam T said...

Oh this page is LOVELY, Tracey! you were just anxious to get back to last month's - never mind that you had such an ingriguing subject for this one!

Chris said...

I love hove your January project turned out. Beautiful work.

Courtney said...

this looks absoultly AmAzInG!!! I love it!! Good job:)

happyjacqui said...

The blue background has really finished this off well.

Betty said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love it. And yes I know what crewel work is,used to do it back in the 60's. Keep up the good work.

heidibeads said...

This is so great! What a keepsake this will be. It's so cheerful - I just love it!

GraceBeading said...

I think it came out rather nicely, your beading is perfect!

Robin said...

I've saved the picture of this piece to my "BJP Favorites" file... It could not be more charming, Tracey, and neither could Kileigh!

Robin A.

freebird said...

This is super. What a great memorable page you made here. Your stitching is so well done too.

Muriel said...

Lovely page !