Now I’m beginning to stitch in the spaces between the motifs. It’s fun to find things that fit and complement the motifs.
March means flowers, so that’s what I made starting with a round bead center surrounded by seed beads in sizes 8 and 11 and tendrils with leaf beads on them.
March always means daffodils to me, so for the Bead Journal Project, I beaded yellow and orange flowers using seed beads in sizes 8 and 11. The centers and leaves are shaped beads.
This time I took just part of my original drawing and stitched it. The stitches are Chain stitch, Cretan Stitch and French Knots using Perle cotton, crochet cotton and Embroidery Floss.
It’s interesting to me to see what happens when you set the blocks together. The secondary patterns can be quite surprising. The prints are all from the designer samples.
I’m so glad the Clark County Quilters has the option of only doing the tops, as that’s the part I enjoy. Some prefer to quilt, some to bind, so it’s a perfect solution.
It’s a special group. They pick a charity to raise money for each year and have a silent auction, a regular aucion and accept donations. This year the group receiving the check was the Clark County Search and Rescue who picked up doctors and nurses during our challenging weather so that the hospital was fully staffed for any emergency. The check was for $12,ooo!!!!!
More Trellis work with bands of Chain stitch and Stem Stitch around it. At the right I did a Back Stitch laced with loops to create the Pekinese Stitch and then a knotted stitch. I’m also filling in the background as I go now. I really like to stitch.
I’m always cold, so this Capelet seemed like the next thing to knit. It’s done in a rib pattern with the diagonal cable for interest.