Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Midnight Meander - Finished

I'm back at work after a week and half off. Since we're all working from home and there is no clear separation between home and workplace, it was great to disconnect for a long period and forget about work. I made very good use of my time, one of my goals was to complete Midnight Meander.

(click on the post to see the animation below)

I only had the stems and leaves left to do so I made quick work of them. I even made a video demonstrating how to couch lines of beads using two needles for those who are interested. I received some questions on Instagram and figured a demonstration would be clearer than explaining by text.

(click on the post to see the video below)

I don't normally remember to sign my finished embroidery, but I did this time. It's very tiny and in black, but it's there.

It took me a long time to attempt this piece but I'm glad I waited. Between Japanese embroidery and beading I had the skills to give this piece justice. If I have one regret, it's that I didn't consider changing the colors. The gray palette gives it an elegant look but it would have looked beautiful in other colors.

I've already decided I don't want to frame it. In Hazel's book, this piece is made into a cushion and mounted into a silver candy bowl. I'm not sure I want to do that. Instead, I think I want to mount it on a box top. It would look nice in the living room and instead of it being set in a candy bowl, we can put candy in it ;)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


I did promise to do better in this month's TUSAL to compensate for May. There's a lot of cut fabric in the jar, I've started making the Elizabeth trunk. Still trying to figure out some things but I keep getting distracted...