September 10, 2007
Last week I sent an e-mail to Tracy Horner of Ink Circles to tell her that the patterns I had ordered had arrived safely and to (yes) gush over them. I am so blown away by these designs that I want to stitch them all...well the three I have...Cirque, Kaleidoscope and This Heart of Mine.
Anyway she responded with a great idea, which I wish I had thought of myself...that if you are trying to choose thread and fabric, maybe doing one of the circles by itself as a Christmas ornament will give you an idea of whether you like the thread and fabric you have chosen. Great idea I thought!
Then Carmen sent me this link to a picture of Cirque done completrely in beads....You gotta see this!!!
Suddenly it came to me...I would try to make some ornaments in beads, using some of the circles from Cirque. I was very ambitious and got out about 4 different pieces of fabric and all my bead stash...spread it all on the table and got started.
Below is Saturday afternoon's effort. I love the look but ...let's just say the beads and fabric have been put away and there is NO WAY I will be doing Cirque all in beads...not that I had thought to anyway! I am not even sure I want to make any more ornaments all in beads...although I may break down and attempt another one. I do like the look! But I am not that avid a beader!
And just so you know...I finished stacking all the wood in the basement this morning and I am quite proud of myself. The dogs have also been walked, there is a load of towels in the laundry and the floors have been swiffered. (Not vacuumed...I am not that good a housekeeper)