Saturday, September 15, 2012

Let the beading begin...

I must admit I have been absent from blog writing as well as blog following.   I get so inspired by what all you crafty peeps do so I have a lot of catching up to do......

Myself, I have been busy.   Seasons change and it means getting things brought in line.   September - whether you have children in school or not - is a transitional month with pools to be covered, flowers to be deadheaded, lawn furniture to be stowed, and trying to get excused from jury duty (you think they will accept my need to attend a cross stitch retreat on Ocean City, MD as a legitimate need?  I hope so!) not much stitching or blogging.

Virginia Beach, Virginia
My ocean view for the week
I did take a little end of summer va-ca to Virginia Beach, VA - I have never been before but I am sure I will visit there again.   So beautiful, so clean....good food, a little sand and see time, good fun.   I find I am drawn to the sea/water for its calming and rejuvenating qualities....the need to be near water must be my Norwegian heritage coming out.

This was my morning view at the beginning of the week
Sunrise with a nice cup of hot, black coffee from my balcony

and then the same time on Friday hiss!
My commute.....still with coffee!
But alas, it is all good.   My travel buddy is not a stitcher or crafter so we read and walked the boards and just had a nice end to the summer..... and discussed our next trip in January.

I have finished the stitching on my 15-sided biscournu and am now working on the assembly.
All stitched with threads pulled for cutting guidelines.

Iron-on interfacing added

Of course NOW I see where I missed a stitch.

Top five and five for sides stitched.
Bottom five.
Almost done......
I only have to stuff the biscouru and stitch it closed and then add some buttons and beads around the edges.  Today I hope to clean the house and pick up the yard and then head off to the city for the night with my daughter and then we will be off to a quilt show in the morning.....I hope to be able to pick up some crushed walnut shells for my stuffing.   I prefer it over fiber fill because I like the weight and movement you get from the crushed shells.

For now, bank and Post Office and house cleaning...............which I hope to accomplish quickly to I can enjoy the yard work in the yard.


Julie M said...

Sounds like you had a nice vacation Robin.

I've not tried a biscornu before. One of these days I plan to get around to it but then one of these days I plan to do a lot of things!

Have a nice weekend!

natalyK said...

Are you attending the Salty Yarns Retreat with Belinda next month?? If so, I'll see you there.

Deb said...

I've never tried my hand at making a biscornu, but I just love how yours came out!!

Sherry :o) said...

do you get your crushed walnut shell at the pet store? it's in the area with lizard supplies - way cheap there!! your biscornu is beautiful!

Mylene said...

Sounds like you had a fun break and great pictures.

Looking forward to see your finish biscornu. Haven't tried this kind yet!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I've heard Virginia Beach is a great destination. Glad you enjoyed it there.

Wow your 15-sided biscornu is going to be awesome!!!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi, new follower here. I sighed with envy at your pics of Virginia Beach - it's one of my all time favorite places..the beach, boardwalk (we love those bikes)'s been 2 years since we've been and I'm missing it.