Sunday, February 8, 2015
Slow Sunday Stitching... Beading and Wool Work
What are you working on today? Such a common question among quilters... and so much variety out there!
I'm made some nice progress on the My Enchanted Garden blocks this week. One is completely done and one is close to being finshed.
Earlier this morning I took out my beads and did the finishing touches on the first block, known as Zen Bird. All the colors of those beads were a feast for the eyes. What can turn a gal's head better than something colorful and sparkly. :-)
I added glass seed beads around some of the flowers and on some of the leaves. I really liked how the tiny seed beads sunk into the wool. The wool was a good foundation for the beads, which are stitched on snuggly.
I use Nymo nylon thread for my beading. It is pre-waxed for ease of use and twisted for strength.
I have not beaded in quite awhile. It is very relaxing... like hand quilting.
I will be working on the second block, Beautiful Bouquet today. Doing some slow stitching with cotton and wool and hoping to get the applique done on this block.
You can see I have added more flowers from what it looked like earlier in the week.
I hope you get some time to stitch today. I am linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching... and waiting for more snow. :-(