Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Personal Challenge- Friday and Saturday

My lay-off week is over. Posting everything I created this week helped me feel like I really accomplished a lot -even though I didn't finish as much as I had orignally planned. I'm back to work on Monday so I won't have the time to be taking pics and posting everything like I did this week. I do have a few more pics left from this week.

I started another People Pin and
experimented stitching a freeform peyote chain into a knot for a necklece.

I'm still not convinced I like the colors in my needlepoint piece. Here's what it looks like after my meeting.

And the best part- I found a pair of earrings I had made to match my Night Waters No. 2 cuff so I had a piece to list on Etsy!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Personal Challenge- Wednesday and Thursday

I'm a day behind posting my accomplishments for the week. Bob and I went to the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD on Wednesday and to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA on Thursday. I was afraid there wouldn't be many flowers at Longwood since it's now officially Autumn here but I was pleasantly surprised. The entire garden was in bloom! We both enjoyed our day trips but I didn't have much beading time.

I can do some simple beading while riding in the car so I started a free form peyote necklace. Here's what I have done so far. I've decided to try putting the catch in the front and put some sort of dangling fringed embellishments on the ends. The shop I started putting my pieces in wants recycled-repurposed crafts so I'll see what odds and ends I have to use as embellishments.

I did finish the fall colored bracelet I started earlier this week. The button and most of the embellishment beads are recycled. And I made 2 more snowflakes.

When I finally got a chance to catch up on things yesterday I found one of my free form cuffs in a treasury made by enchantedbeads, one of my fellow EstyBeadweavers. Thanks Ileana.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My Personal Challenge- Tuesday

Tuesday was not as productive as Monday was. We ran some errands and watched a movie so I had less beading time.

I did manage to get the embellishment on the bracelet I started and made 2 more snowflakes.

Late in the afternoon I realized my ANG (American Needlepoint Guild) meeting is on Saturday and I have to finish 2 rounds on the project we just started. I hadn't chosen my colors, so after a quick decision I started stitching. I decided to use an over-dyed thread that I made in a class several years ago as one of the colors but I'm not sure I like it. I'll keep going and rip it out later if it looks bad after I add more rounds with different colors.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Personal Challenge- Monday

This is a lay-off week for me. Bob is also off work this week and we had planned on going away for a few days to visit the New York state wine region. Unfortunately, he couldn't find any affordable rooms so we decided to just do some day trips from home. My mother visited last weekend so my house is neat and clean. It's rainy here so I'm stuck inside my clean house with nothing to do between day trips. Hmm... sounds like the perfect excuse to do some beading!

I've decided since several EBW members are doing personal challenges I will start my own. I'm going to try to do all "the fiddly, diddly finish work" that I have and clean up my work table. Thanks for that great quote Cheryl. I will post what I get done each day this week.

Here's Monday's accomplishments-

I added the buttons and loops to 2 bracelets that I made to put in a local shop and finished the base for another one.

I started 2 People Pins for a custom order.

I experimented with some little snowflakes I need for some mixed media pictures I plan on making.

I feel like I got a lot done in one day. Of course I'm used to being at work all day and only having the evening hours to do beading and embroidery.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I was in a Treasury

I'm a little late posting this. The treasury has already expired, but I'd still like to thank dorothydomingo
for including my Night Waters No. 1 in her treasury. I really appreciate it when someone who is not an EBW member likes one of my pieces enough to include it in a treasury. Here's what the treasury looked like.