Thankfully, there IS always something to do in my creative life! I’m still trying to work down that stack of almost finished pieces. I’d like to have them all done for my Artisan Showcase on Oct. 22. I have to remind myself that that does NOT mean I have until the 22nd to finish, since I have to clean and set up also!
This came to the top of the stack as an easy finish. Plan was clear from the beginning, so no wishy-washy decisions for me to make.
I do have on ongoing love affair with gingkoes, so this will not be the last gingko piece I do!
This one is mounted on a 16 x 20 canvas.
I also completed the first of the napkin pieces (except for the sleeve and label). I have made some decisions about the whole series, starting with the BORING quilting of the backgrounds! All are the same size, 25″ square and will be mounted whole. I had thought about cutting a couple of them into pieces, mounted on the squares, but nixed that idea after prepping this one.
It is delightfully imperfect. Absolutely no way to make that napkin perfectly square, so that is going to be part of the series, In All It’s Imperfect Beauty. Piece 2 has even more noticeable imperfections, so I’m liking it a lot!
Piece 3 needs more…
I don’t have any more of some of the beads I used, so I think the top part will just be an outline of embroidery with a bare minimum of beads towards the center. If I end up having to hunt for some more beads…well, I’m up for that, too!
Piece 4 in the series has been a puzzle for me for beading. I haven’t liked any bead combination that I’ve tried so far. I think I’m narrowing it down, but I’ll try some of it out before I totally commit to it. If I like it, you’ll be the first to know!
And even as I’m completing a few pieces from the stack, I’m finding more! 5 or 6 little Christmas tree pieces that only need a few beads and an edge finish. Christmas stuff might be appropriate for my visit to Florida…95 degree days…ho ho ho!