Sunday, September 21, 2008

2008 BJP ~ September Page

This year I took pictures of Red Poppy at Bailey Harbor in
Door County last July.

I finished my September Page today. Red Poppy Flowers are
one of my favorites. My format for this year is smaller and it
is a " 5 x 5 " square. The bead embroidery techniques I used
was back-stitch with 4 beads. I used Lacy's Stiff Stuff and green
fabric paint.
I just bought a new baby Lock sewing machine for my birthday
and I have about 80 selections of stitch patterns and adjustable
stitch width and length.
I used Czech Charlotte Cuts size 13/0 beads and Delica beads.
I stitched the leaves with embroidery floss. It was lot of work
but it was worth it.
The size of the flower is 3" width by 2 1/2" height. I used red
felt on the back of the pin.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Award of Excellence

Just got back from Hancock Michigan this weekend. I
got an Award of Excellence from the 5th biennial Great
Northern Beadwork Exhibition at Copper Country
Community Arts Council. My husband went with me
and we explored Keweenaw Pennisula for 2 days. We
toured the Keweenaw Bay and Lake Superior shores.
I took 900 pictures and we saw alot of waterfalls,
lighthouses, old mines, sunsets, landscapes, etc. It was
so beautiful up north.
The exhibition will run from September 5 through 27.
Diane Fitzgerald will give a slide presentation on
" Fads and Trends in Beadwork." This event on the
fourth weekend of Sept. will launch the Northern Bead
Symposium, which will include presentations, workshops,
demonstrations, and bead shopping.