Bead Journal Project

The background is a batik that I put glass blobs on using Back Stitch in Size 8, 11, and 15 beads. Then I extended the circles with back stitch and size 8 seed beads. To unite the shapes I used Size 8’s with a size 11 acting as a stop bead.

Next the piece was put on a wool fabric and the edge was done with Buttonhole stitch putting size 8 seed beads on the legs of the stitches.

Because it’s heavy, I mounted on matt board.


A Year in Stitch

Another piece started with 3 Shisha sequins on hand painted fabric. The stitching is with Perle Cotton, hand painted embroidery floss, and machine embroidery thread using lace, chain stitch, Buttonhole stitch and French Knots.


I had some small strips of hand dyed fabrics that I wanted to use and decided to make this small hanging. The buttons wanted to be on it too.

A Year in Stitch

Here it is finished. I’m glad I finally found places to use the velvet leaves I bought ages ago.

The only thing that seemed to work for an edging was a satin ribbon from my stash. My goal is to use from stash, so that pleased me.


I just blocked another shawl and realized with it on the blocking board, it showed the pattern better than on the dress form.

It’s an intriguing one to knit and the directions were good. The pattern is from and is called Pincha.


I finished knitting a scarf from the Noro magazine Issue 5. It was fun to try something different. The ends are one pattern and the center a much looser one. Blocking makes a difference.