This little Mill Hill ornament just needs beads. I wonder how many Crazy January Challenge pieces I have left? This is one and it needs to be done soon so I can hang it on my tree. I am fighting the urge to frame up a new piece. I have all those pieces started in my basement and things that need to get done, yet I want to do something 'different.'
I spent tonight adding another jewel on my Heart of Elizabeth. I thought I had it in the right spot, but it is too close to my first jewel.. This is my second attempt at this jewel and I thought I could get it right. No such luck. So Heart will go downstairs. Not because I don't want to finish it, but because I have some gifts that need to get done before Christmas.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and did not eat too much turkey.
It has been over a month since I posted a picture of Winter Woods. It still needs the white floss and then the beads. I will get this done for Christmas!
Thanks for all the comments on Heart of Elizabeth. I hope to get back to it soon. It needs the jewelry that Elizabeth I wor. A girl needs her bling!
I have finished the colllar or ruff on Heart of Elizabeth. I have started adding the beads. It is more time consuming than I thought it would be, but I love how it looks. I will work on Spring Splendor tonight!
I finished the blackwork a while ago and have been working on the ruffle of the Heart. I had planned on working on this piece last night, but was more than a little depressed. Why? My dd's cat was hit by a car, which made everyone sad. But even worse was the email that a young friend who has been battling lymphoma will be going home to heaven soon. He is about the same age as my ds who had leukemia and they are friends. (DS is doing well, thank God.) Pulled work is not a favorite of mine and I need to concentrate to do it correctly. Last night was not the night for it. Hopefully I will be able to work on Heart tonight or maybe even Spring Splendor. Does mood affect what pieces you work on?
As you can see, I have worked a little on Spring Splendor. I think the instructions were wrong. Or I did not lay my silk properly. Either way, the back petal in the above photo is too dark. I am leaving it in as I am very behind. I will add a lot of darker silk to make it a better contrast.