Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
her face is a textured bead instead of the usual clay face with features; it bothers me when dolls don't have features or faces, so I'm gonna bead on the back side so I won't see it.
The cheesecloth in this photo is some that I dyed with Kool=Aid, not knowing at the time that it would wash out when I rinsed the excess off!
So instead of getting dark colors, I got washed-out pastels. Not to worry:
I dug out some old Easter egg dye tablets and re-dyed it...........now I have pretty purple, turquoise, pink, and a horrid bright orange! (I don't care for orange.) The cheesecloth is for some mail-art postcards, and maybe some for my "stick girl" posted here several days ago..........stay tuned!
Friday, September 28, 2007
We surprised a flock of 7 wild turkeys one morning this week on our walk around the farm............they were in a bottom pasture near the creek, and we didn't see them for the high grass (which will get cut soon by the hay man). Evidently they heard us before we saw them, and the noise they made flying off caught our attention........they are huge birds! Looked like fat geese taking off..... I hope they will stay here where they will be protected from hunters this winter.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
........she has a beautiful area of light green lichen already growing and attached to her "neck", so I will make her a head of some kind, and wrap her with fabric or yarns or wool rovings and beads. Eventually. Right now she's running along my workbench wall where I can see her. Don't want her to get lost!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Our walk today was just wonderful.......after suffering so many months with the awful record-breaking heat and humidity this summer, now we have 65-degree mornings, and very comfortable days with the skies not quite, but on the way to being the special shade of blue they turn when autumn really settles in. Our drought is still upon the land, and no rains in sight again for this week; the older trees are even showing signs of suffering......the sycamores have dropped a good half of their leaves two months earlier than normal; and we are seeing leaf edges of other deciduous trees on the farm turning brown, curling upwards and dying. We here in N.C. are daily praying for rains!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Now I'm off to bead awhile on the round robin doll again.......and maybe to sign up for a Christmas "challenge" doll, which we work on, but get to keep! Stay tuned................
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The heart is a small ceramic glazed "tile" that I glued on first, and then began to circle from there and worked outwards. I've learned quickly that size 6 and 8 seed beads are lots more fun to work with because they're larger, and cover more fabric quicker than their smaller counterparts - the little size 11 and 15 beads! Of course the tiny ones give the most intricate designs; just more time and sweat involved!
I'll have another photo soon of the current RR doll; one member had to drop out of the game because of illness, so we who are left get to bead a larger area on the other dollies! Yaaay!!! I got carried away today looking at my "Embeadery" book by Margaret Ball which gives wonderful wild stitches, and clear and simple illustrations of how to do each design. Before I knew it, I'd almost covered half the back of this dolly! Now I have to post and decorate her little traveling journal, and she will be ready to mail off to Oregon by the end of the month. And I will receive the next doll to work on for October. Stay tuned............
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
NOW they're making me learn to do "freeform beading".............! It's coming along slowly and makes me cuss a lot, but it's beautiful and I hate to admit I'm loving it!!! Heh, heh..........
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
There's a chance of the storm rolling around off the NC coastal beaches this week to gain strength and bring us some rain, but being so far inland, we probably won't get any rains from this one. It's pretty bad when you have to hope for a hurricane to bring us rains!!! And we've had them come this far inland twice.........it's NOT a pretty sight! So we'll wait upon the Lord, and ask Him to hurry!