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. :-(
Oh my goodness I loved your post today! My eyes could not drink in enough detail! Love all the colours and the textures.... oh yum!ReplyDelete
What a yummy box of beads--so pretty and colorful! Love all your lovely applique.ReplyDelete
Doesn't dyed wool look glorious made up into a lovely block, something so appealing about the depth of the colour, you also have a good collection of beadsReplyDelete
Those are such pretty flowers. Great job.ReplyDelete
Oh those beads a alot to the flower, well worth your time.ReplyDelete
Your stitching looks great and love the deeper coloring of the wool! Everything looks wonderful esp. with the beads.ReplyDelete
I love that beautiful box of beads. I rarely work with them and I really should. I love the wool project you are working on. This is another craft I have yet to try. Sigh, there are just too many options out there.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful project, once I saw your last blog, I placed my order for mothers day for the book. I love hand stitching so it will be a terrific quilt for me to do. Thanks so much for sharing, Your beads are really highlighting everything - I cant wait for more pictures.ReplyDelete
You make very beautiful work. It is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I love this pattern. Your addition of beads are the perfect touch!ReplyDelete
beautiful work! Love the beadingReplyDelete
Gorgeous!!! Love the variety of textures in the wools, cottons and beads - great job!ReplyDelete
Wonderful flowers! You just brought Spring to my cold and snowy world!ReplyDelete