In the spirit of Sandie’s UFO and WISP challenge it’s time for my weekly declaration of progress on my WISPS. (Work in Slow Progress) I have finished beading the block I was working on last week.
The big news of the day however is I have new glasses! I have actually needed these for 6 months but I love my old ones so much. I love the ironic design. I used to peer over them and call students possum (Aussies I think will get that joke)
Over the past few months I have been like a woman obsessed going into every optometrist in town looking at frames. I even considered going to Sydney to see if I could find some interesting frames. The old ones were so wacky. Eventually I gave up and settled for these. You can’t see it too well in the photo but the outside of the frame is red and the inside is orange. I figured if I had to wear something at least the colours would clash! The lass that served me said ‘these are pretty out there’ then I pulled out my old ones and she looked at me and said ‘well perhaps not’ I must admit after forking out $650.00 for them I guess I have to be satisfied. Next time I need a script I will ask them to use the old frames.
At least I can see my stitching better. Here are some of the details on the latest crazy quilt block.
The second detail is a small fan worked from a lace motif that was cut to shape then beaded.
Finally a close up of the bead trail on the block. This is quite heavily encrusted with beads and buttons.
The other piece I am working on is a gift. The pattern is the same as the pouches on this page . It is a simple pattern as it is worked in one long strip and simply folded into shape, lined stitched and then a cord is added. The width of the strip is 6 inches and the curve of the flap is the size of one of my bread and butter plates. I simply traced around it. Front and back are covered in embroidery and even under the flap. They make ideal small projects and gifts.
The lace motif is just being auditioned as I am not sure if its going to live there. I will see how the bag develops.
On another note the interest in the Take a stitch Tuesday Challenge is gaining momentum. I think there are going to be a considerable amount of people involved and I am gradually checking that I have subscribed to everyone’s feeds in my Bloglines account. Do let me know if you are going to be involved as I plan on doing a weekly link round up of who has done what and the only way I am going to be able to keep track is to use a RSS reader.