Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mom to the Rescue

I was trying to come up with an idea for a thank you gift for the family my daughter went to visit over spring break down in Port Charlotte, Florida. Sometimes the obvious just escapes me. But not to worry, my mom came up with the perfect idea. A picture frame with a heron on it. Geez, why didn't I think of that? Considering one of the pictures my daughter took showed that the front doors to the house had two herons etched in it. Ya think maybe the light bulb would have went on? Nope. See, I still rely on my mom even at the age of 44!

The color is really off in the picture - the velvet is much more teal colored than this heavy green.

And a wee bit of progress on my life box.

Whenever I bead improvisationally (is that even a word???), I tend to change stitches too much and it gets too busy. So I'm trying really hard to fill in with flat stitches to emphasize the larger stones and shells, etc., that I'll be putting on the box. I have no drawing or plan for the design, I'm just letting the beads show me the way. Let's hope they know where they want to go!


Carol said...

My gosh, the frame is beautiful and an excellent idea, especially since you MADE it. I love the heron. Do you have motifs to use for such images, or do you draw freehand? Just wondering because he is so perfect.

beadbabe49 said...

I think the beads will always tell you what they want you to do if you ask...but you also have to listen with your eyes, lol!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Very soft and pretty colors! And isn't it wonderful when the beads take you on a different path than what you were on originally?!