I know, it has been a couple of weeks since I showed any progress this project. I had to set it aside while I worked on the Moda Bake Shop recipe that published this past week (Pin Woven Tote on the sidebar). Between that, the charity quilts, the car club, and spring springing, little time was left for a sit-down, hand-work project. Another stumbling block was finding more silk ribbon in the pastel pink and lighter ecru that I wanted. I went to all four big-box craft stores in the area, and none of them carry silk ribbon anymore. I had no idea this would be so hard to find! I found a small group of Bucilla skeins on eBay, and bought that. Then, this week a lovely envelope of silk ribbons from reader Lynda arrived in the mail (thanks again, Lynda!). So, finally, I had what I wanted to pick this project up again and get some progress made.
I made some daisies with the ecru, adding gold seed beads to the centers. I have four done, and plans for a few more. There will soon be more pink peonies.
Random placement of buttons and pearls continued. The buttons and pearls are all within the chalk lines I drew before.
More green seed beads were put in the little grouping, along with a white ribbon bow. I did find a few yellow buttons too.
I started on the doilies, with peach color pearls and purple buttons. There will be more pearls added here too. I want to be sure to keep the placement asymmetric, not putting them in every obvious slot. It is tempting to put them all around that center medallion, but I am resisting that urge.
Anyhow, that is where it stands for now. I still have a lot of embellishing to do, so this project will be ongoing for a while. Are you working on any hand work or a long term project?
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