It's been a long, long time since I posted - look at that last post - January! Dear me. I'm fortunate to still have followers, I think. Thanks for sticking with me, inconsistent as I am. School, family, work, and life in general all conspire against poor ole Blogger.
Although I am a busy person I still always find time for tatting. Also, learning new bead-weaving techniques is one of my favorite things to do nowadays. Here's a recent piece that combines both techniques.
Beaded leaves compliment this vintage pattern from "Lily Doilies & Edgings to Tat & Crochet" in Yarnplayer's gorgeous "Roses" thread. A picture of the entire necklace will reveal a problem however.
I've been wearing it myself (rather than offering it for sale) once I realized the mistake. I will get around to fixing that wayward upside-down bead one of these days. I do plan on remaking the necklace for sale and keeping this one, however, because while wearing it I fell in love with it.
In other news, the "Garden Afternoon" piece finally sold at my latest show - it looked so good on the lady who bought it that while I was a bit sad to see it go, I was comforted by the fact that it found a great home. In my mind a piece is never really "finished" until you get to see someone wearing it. All the work and time and creative energy and love you put into it is then - somehow - complete.
That's all for now, but hopefully I'll be a little more active in the days and weeks to come. Thanks again for hanging around!