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Friday, August 24, 2007

Almost Done!

With all the rain we've had lately, there really isn't much for me to do except to stitch & sew. I can't do anything in the yard, because everything is always wet and the mosquitos here will just carry a person off if you go outside! I can't remember the last time we had so much rain in August.

Anyway, I stitched and expect to have this completed later today:

Silhoutte Lady Purse

I want to give some credit to those who have sent me some lovely things for my projects. First, the small black buttons at the top next to the rhinestone buttons were a gift from June R. The silver butterfly was from Bennie and the rhinestone spray in the ribbon flower motif was from Ginger. She sent me some red ones too but the crystal ones showed up better so I'll save the red
ones for another project. Thank you ladies for such lovely embellishments!

I was asked about beading lace and how I go about doing it. The intention first is to embellish it without completely covering it up. What I do is, I find the repeating pattern in the lace and then I see what I have that will work with that pattern. In the case of the lace to the left of the silhoutte, it had a zig zag pattern going on so I chose charcoal colored bugle beads and simply sewed them following the pattern in the lace. Above that, there was a sort of small flower pattern so I added the black sequins the centers of the flowers. To the scallop at the top, I added the silver beads and then the row of red beads at the bottom of the bugle beads.

It's really just a matter of finding a repeating pattern in the lace and then adding beads and sequins according to that pattern, without covering the lace completely.


Kim said...

Very dramatic!!! I love all the white (silver???) top stitching. It's gorgeous!!!

Thanks for sharing your progress.


Susan said...

Thanks for your explanation, Pam. Makes sense to me. The block is beautiful, of course! Are you liking red more now?

loulee1 said...

Beautiful Pam

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