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.


heidibeads said...


Your poppy is wonderful. Love the red and it really looks like one. The background is perfect for it!

Joan Cromley said...

Your poppy is really eye-catching!

Tracey N. said...

Oh Joan this is beautiful! Arent poppies just gorgeous with their bright colors? Something so striking about the reds with the black centers. This is beautiful! Tracey

KV said...

Wow, Jean! You continue to amaze me with the beauty of your beaded pins. And that embroidered background is terrific, too.

Kathy V in NM

pam T said...

Jean - love your page! and what a great birthday present to yourself!

pam T (WI)

Plays with Needles said...

Jean, this is beautiful. I love all the different techniques you used in this one piece. And the poppy? Well, it's magnificent!

soe said...

What a talent. To see something and then make it out of beads. Beautiful.

Jacquie said...

Jean, that is absolutely "yumgeous" (yummy and gorgeous. I love poppies! Your choice of bead colors are perfect!
jacquie c.

Robin said...

Oh Jean, I'm so glad to see you're doing flower pins again... and your poppy is fabulous. I happen to adore poppies, and the colors and texture of this one just take the cake!!!!!!!!! Love the background too. You're getting better and better!!!! Robin A.

Lillian said...

Hi Jean,

Poppies are one of my favorite flowers and you really did this one justice!

Thanks for sharing,

Lillian in WA :o)

GraceBeading said...

Wow... this look GREAT Jean. Wonderful rendition of the poppy, it's perfect!

freebird said...

Lovely. You made a perfect poppy! I'd say 5x5 is plenty big with the amount of beading you are doing.

The Lone Beader said...

This might be my favourite so far!!! :D

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are very beautiful!