I am pleased with my progress so far. I am going for a mixed media approach with this bead journal. I have used silver transfer foil on one row. I have also used some micro beads in gel medium but I am not super happy with those little sections. I am not sure how I will fix them at this point but trust that an idea will come. There is still a lot of beading to do and I am confident I can that done.
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I have been inching closer to finishing my book. If stitching is slow well writing is even more so for me. I really want it to be done but it isn't something I can rush. While photographing my stitch illustrations I noticed that some could be improved. My rainbow has received more gems and some running stitches. I think it is better now. I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/
I have added some more trims and lace to my crazy quilt block. I have also added a mermaid tail. I painted some felt and cut out the shape. My granddaughter noticed it and thought it was absolutely wonderful but wondered why it didn't have a head. Well, heads are the hardest part for me and I kind of like that is just the tail. I am not quite sure what is next for this block. It never hurts to let things percolate a bit. I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/
I need a little help from this clever stitching community. Pictured above is a vintage quilt block I inherited. I have been finding interesting ways to use them. My newest venture is to trade this with a young artist once I have embroidered a word on to it. The young artist is working on her solo show for graduation. Her idea is to create a piece of art each day and then trade it on Instagram. Her show will have a photo of the piece she created hanging next to the piece created in response to it. I hope I am describing her idea well enough. I am trading her for a vintage hanky that she embroidered panky onto. Giggles. So clever! I would love to come up with a word or phrase equally as clever but alas nothing has come to me. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Also, don't you just love that embroidery is going to hang in an art gallery at a university! I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/