Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday, Olympics

Hello! I hope everyone has had a good weekend! I sure did!

Met with the Hoosier Stitchers yesterday and we had a great time, as usual! I didn't get much stitching in, but I did make a bracelet yesterday and one on Friday.

The bracelet pattern is from the most recent issue of Bead and Button and it's called Stacked Sparkle by Michele Skobel. It was a very easy pattern to do and I love the finished results! The top is made with 4 mm cobalt fire polished beads and cobalt and white pearl 11/0 seed beads with a silver plated toggle clasp. The bottom is made with topaz FPs, cream and translucent rainbow amber seed beads and a gold plated toggle clasp. The earrings I did a couple weeks ago. I can't get a better picture, sorry. I used gold and copper colored 8/0, 6/0, 15, and 11 seed beads and gold triangles. They were fun to stitch too!

This is a project I did quite a while ago and I don't know if I ever posted pictures or not. It was a freebie from La-D-Da and I stitched it on pink evenweave with silk threads from Vicki Clayton. I stitched the rose in the lower right corner quite a while ago also and thought it looked great on this! I used 11/0 seed beads in rainbow red with a 4 mm pearl in the center. The leaves are green 11/0 seed beads and it's all done in peyote stitch. The instructions were from The Beaded Garden by Diane Fitzgerald. I've got more roses done, but don't know for sure what I'm going to do with them yet. I finished this project as a flat fold and forgot to get pictures of the back, but it's a coordinating rose print which I love. The lace around it hides the uneven cutting job I did on the mat/foam core.

I like the way it turned out.

I'm watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. Congratulations to all the athletes and safe travels home!

That's all for now!

Eskie smiles,


  1. Love your work. I love the books and bracelets especially.

  2. The bracelets turned out great! I have the latest issue of B&B, but haven't looked at it yet.

    Your stitching is lovely! :)

  3. You know your 'Sparkles' are what inspired me to try the pattern from B and B this month! Aren't they fun, and yours are so elegant!