An older project came to the top of the unfinished stack today and I’m excited to get it finished. It only needed binding and beads. Easy, peasy, right?
Here’s one of the in-process photos. I worked hard on this, had a clear vision of what I wanted from the beginning and really looked forward to the finished piece.
I have been collecting beads that I wanted to have on the piece. Lots and lots of beads…
Got the binding on and tried to add the first few beads. TRIED is the operative word here! Between the fusing and the grid quilting, I absolutely could not get any beads sewn on this piece. Really, really impossible.
Wow! What am I going to do now? And to add to the ugliness, I pinned it back up on the design wall while I plan on a little brain-storming and it was noticeably NOT the same size at each end. One end was a full inch bigger than the other! And I could have sworn that I had it all square and even when I put it on that unfinished pile. I am totally bummed out about this and I really, really hate doing things like ripping off binding. Lots of problem solving will be happening with this one and it may not make it to the Artisan Showcase.
It needs to sit in the “I’ll-get-to-it-when-I-feel-like-it” pile now.
And this is another good reason to have more than one project ready to work on at any given moment! I DO have other things to concentrate on while this one occupies the back of my brain for a while.