A blog devoted to the Bead Journal Project, beading in general, knitting,crocheting, my dogs, Shiloh Shepherds, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and what ever comes up.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
September page and other activities
Hello everyone, it is a nice day here in northern CA. Tomorrow I think we will be going for a farm trail tour and seeing some farms in Sonoma County. Should be fun. http://www.farmtrails.org/.
I joined the beaded face swap sponsored by Carol Strand-Siebers, http://www.sassyartgoddess.com/, I have posted my pin. The picture does not do it justice. One project I finished this month. I also had an opportunity to go to an open house at a local airport. They had an exhibit on raptors. I got some great close up shots of a hawk and a kestril. I have posted those too. Foster #3 has been adopted, KoKo. I found a shot of her, my dog (Disco) and myself taking their picture I sort of liked, so I posted that too.
Now on to the real reason for this post. I worked on my September page and am either blocked, or it is done as it is and needs mounting work and cutting off some loose threads I see are still on the piece. I have hardly any beading. I really like the material I selected and I guess I do not want to cover it up. Also, the material is so dark, beading on it does not seem to work too well, or at least with the beads I want to use. I still can't quite get the hand of putting material on the pellon I bead on. Or at least finding a process I like well enough. I more or less sew it on, but I don't want the thread to show. So this page I sewed from the back (I am using very thick pellon) and pulled the piece off center a bit. I don't know if you can tell from the picture. The page is called Dragonfly of Autumn (just came up with that and it sounds kind of cool so I will keep it, even though no autumn colors in my page!) It has a dragonfly button on it. Which probably needs some beads around it, but it is what it is for now. I will be moving on to October. October's page may be something different again. I have and idea that has been talking to me for awhile, new color scheme among other things, that I want to explore. So I think that will be my path this month. Stay tuned, I will probably post pictures as I go. No Flickr pictures yet, though. I don't like my September page well enough yet to post it there.
Happy Beading everyone until I post again.
My bead face brooch, Live Your Dreams, as I said, the picture does not do it justice:
I live in beautiful northern California near San Jose. I love to bead, read, knit, take pictures and a few other things (quilting, needlepoint and more.) I have a dog (Disco the Golden)a Shiloh Shepherd and upon occastion a foster dog all of which I will mention a lot I am sure and of course post pictures of. When I am in the mood I like to garden. I have lived in several parts of the country, but like California the best.