Wednesday, February 16, 2011

White(d) Out!

Between the snow and ice outside and the blizzard of white beads scattered across my beading table,  I HAD to take a break and immerse myself in color.

Since my winter enchantment piece is consuming my entire beading table, I didn't have the space to start a color beading project, so  I satisfied my color cravings by organizing some of my seed bead containers.

Some day I'm going to have ALL my seed beads organized.  Oh all right, that's NEVER going to happen, but it was fun to think about it for a second.

I added some snowdrifts to my piece.

And this winter sun -

which I hated and promply ripped out!

I'm now filing in the background with clear seeds and will hopefully be done with this by the weekend.  Just in time for our weather to warm up.  We've been promised temps in the low 50s on Friday!!! 

And if all that white wasn't enough, the Lace Guild that I am a member of has started a really fun project.  Its a mystery lace sampler.  Each meeting we will be instructed on a different lace technique.  This month is Tambour lace, or as I like to call it -- Tedious Tambour. 

Using a very tiny crochet hook, you 'chain stitch' the thread through the netting holes.  It makes me crazy! 

We are just making an edging and a cute little bug (look really closely - click the pic to enlarge- and you might be able to see the outline of the bug) and I am so glad that's all.  This is a real bugger of a stitch..........

Bead Happy and Often!

3 comments:

Carol said...

I am so interested in the project your lace guild is doing! What is the netting that you are working the stitches into? I'm anxious to see what the next stitch will be and to know more about the process on the netting. Is this called something like "lace stitching". I'd like to do some research on what you are doing here. You certainly piqued my interest!!
xx, Carol

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That sure does look tedious, but I bet it will be beautiful!

We had high 50s today & tomorrow--there is melting going on...Yay!

Robbie said...

Still lovin your winter piece..curious as well on the 'lace'?? hmmmmm