Try as I might, I still cannot sit still long enough to finish this project, but I have made some progress. I am hoping that next Sunday, (Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, the greatest day in racing), I’ll be able to find some stitching time while watching the three major auto races that day. Last weekend, I found some purple beads that have added some shine to the project.
The area between the larger buttons is being filled in with small seed beads and pearls.
This small resin flower is added to the purple doily so it shows well.
The point at the top of the swirl is taking shape with more small pearls, buttons and beads.
As the swirl sweeps left and down, the buttons get larger, and there are more textural items added like a ribbon rose.
Even larger buttons at the bottom,with more beads and pearls to fill in the space under the ribbon embroidery.
Here’s a look at the overall piece so far. I still need to fill in the sweep of buttons a bit more, and add some elements to the doilies. It is coming along, but still not done yet. I have to rethread the needle with each color change, as I am matching the thread color to the element.
I’ll hopefully get a lot done during race day, I’d like to finish it off and get it on the wall soon. Plus, I think I want to enter it into the state fair crafting competition, so it has to get done.
Are you working on any hand work projects? Do you find it difficult to do hand work in the warmer months?