This piece is moving right along. I work on it here and there when I have a chance. The scripture verse has long been a favorite of mine. In the past few months I came across a blog of free patterns for different sea creatures, and after I made a couple this project started taking shape in my mind. I knew beads would be the sand, and since sand is found abundantly along our beaches, I decided to use some of the sea creatures.
I have to say that Susan from Plays With Needles is a huge inspiration to me. Her work leaves me almost speechless at times. It is so wonderfully and beautifully detailed. Much time and thought goes into every one of her pieces. I’ve been following her for a couple of years now and I’m in awe of her creativity. I feel like a real novice compared to her. Do visit her and check out her various projects, you will NOT be disappointed, you will be inspired.
Here are the sea creatures I made.
Here is the rough draft of the piece with sea creatures placed.
Here is the piece this morning. Forgive the photography as it’s not the best lighting. I went with what I had, where I was at the time. I’ve lots of ‘sand’ to add, and more tweaking to do as in stitching down the rest of the sea grass and in adding a couple more bits and beads. It is still a work in progress.
Here is how my creative space looks at the moment. A wreck.
This stuff is all moved out where I can see it and get to drawers on the left. Otherwise it’s all in a stack in front of the drawers. My little space is only 6’x8’.
A friend recently gave me a whole lot of sewing thread that had been her mothers. I have them stored in clear egg cartons. I’ve already used some of the threads in embroidery. There are antique laces and other bits, beads, crochet threads, embroidery threads, etc.
I always have several projects going on at once. I can’t stop myself.
Oh yea, DH really like our dinner of chicken breasts with caper - lime sauce. The left-overs are in the fridge for another night.
That’s it for now. I’m about ready to get horizontal to read for awhile. Mowing wore me out this morning.
Enjoy the rest of your week.