It told me it wanted a bit more beading yesterday and then I began some utility quilting. The quilting is addictive! I had intended to do just a little bit more this afternoon, but that turned into a couple of hours, and I still have more that I want to do. I've decided it will be called Swirly Gig.
Here is a detail shot of the beading:
So now the question is, how shall I finish it? There are so many options: mounting it on stretcher bars, mounting it on canvas, hanging it from bamboo a la Gerrie, facing it and adding a hanging sleeve a la Rayna, or mounting it on some rusty tin. Opinions anyone??? And feel free to add other options!
I've ventured out into my dyeing studio several times today. It was a gorgeous day here with temps in the mid 80s and abundant sunshine. I tinkered with a few ideas, dipping some cottons and silks into various dye baths. Nothing special, just playing around and seeing how different fibers and dyes play together. I like it when there's no pressure on me to finish one or two particular items. Exploring is always fun, and I learn so much!
PEACE TO YOU!!!