First up I got to wonder at the beautiful crewel/stumpwork Pat has created (she is a member of the local Embroiderer's Guild). She is taking some on line classes and it will be a whole series of floral scenes. This is the first one in the series, already framed:
I love the 3 dimensional flowers - and look! even a spider!
This one is ready to be framed:
It's hard to tell in this picture, but the butterfly's wings are 3 dimensional too.
Here is the next one in the series, just in its beginning stages. The colors are warm golds and blues and purples - and the flowers are going to be filled in with various open stiches - reminded me of battenburg lace filling stitches.
And if the crewel work wasn't enough, look at this ribbon embroidery piece
Now for some Beads!!!! Some spectacular lampwork beads just begging to be strung...
Pat assures me she has no interest in learning lampworking - she's content just to buy! (I think I heard her husband let out a sigh of relief)
I have more to show and tell, but for some reason every time I upload more pictures, blogger tells me it's 'done', but no pictures appear. I have tried a few times, and still nothing, so I am giving up for now, and will try again later. I want to share with you the gorgeous bracelets Pat makes - my favorite are the chain maille, they are so amazing. Until next time, happy beading!