Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Beading and learning and repurposing
My motto this year is "use it!" so when I ran across this kit bought two years ago I thought, "don't store it, use it!"
I made one motif, we put our heads together and realized I had missed some important instructions.
(blink, blink) (do I abandon the project? hide the evidence deep in the studio? Undo the beads back to the mistake? )
I carefully undid the beads, and miraculously finished two motifs, and joined them with a motif before I gave up for the day!
1. not all patterns are clear although this one really is done well
2. go ahead and start, you can do it!
3. have a friend nearby for support
4. Learning is a good thing. Doing something you've never done, a good thing.
I used fireline and double holed cylinder beads for the first time, and wove the pattern for the first time.
I carted my stuff along in this bag...
It's silver and black leather like and a great size.
I didn't really like the Lancome brand on it however, sorry to them...
And I'm "using" a bag and an embellishment.
BTW, my friend Joanne just did a great post showing many miniature quilts so take a look