Square #3 done … 6 more to go … deadline April 30th … a little bit of anxiousness setting in! Lots of hand beading on this one. I was inspired by Frances Holliday Alford’s heavily beaded items and wanted to try it on at least one of my squares. Thought the sunflower would be good because it’s just a quarter of a flower. Good thing because it took forever, but I love how it turned out. The background was looking a little bland so took a couple of small round cookie cutters dipped in gold paint and stamped the purple fabric.
I had originally planned to have this as the second square on the top row, but when I stuck it up on the design wall next to the first square, there was just too much purple and yellow together. So I’ve put the coneflower in between them. Here’s a picture of the first row.
I have lots of new music to inspire me in my studio the next few weeks. Phish is back and played 3 shows this weekend in Virginia. I’ve downloaded all three nights and all I can say is … THEY’RE BACK!!! Can’t wait to see them this summer.