Monday, March 19, 2012

Where have I been?

Well, I've been right here working on this

I can't tell you much about it right now.  Only that it's bead embroidery and I have a deadline!  Two deadlines, actually.  I have the real, drop dead deadline and then the deadline I set for myself.  Its the one I set for myself that I want to keep.  Since that date is coming up quickly I've been working almost exclusively on this project.  I'm having a great time designing it.  I only have the roughest plan when I start a  bead embroidered project, so it's going where it wants to go.  I'm becoming more dimensional with my embroidery and I like that.  I'm making this for a friend to use and I'm so honored that she asked me to do this.  But, that's about all I can tell you right now.  When I can fill you in I certainly will! 

I've been sneaking some time in the garden since we are in full blown spring here now.  And, I've managed to take a couple of wire classes and start a new shawl with some fabulous yarn my beautiful daughter bought me last year.  And, she and I took a great paper arts class at The Queen's Ink in Savage Mill.  None of those projects are finished, but they're waiting for me when I'm finished with this special piece.

That's about it for me.  I hope you all are finding time to be creative and enjoying the wonderful weather if you're on the East Coast.  Thanks for stopping by.  I really do appreciate you doing that!


  1. Maryanne,
    Oooo I like the sneak peek of what you are working on. Bead embroidery is so much fun and truly lets you be free with your creativity. The weather is rather warm here in the Southeast but still beautiful. Have fun finishing your project I'm looking forward to seeing it when it is done and finding out more about it.

  2. WOW I love the peek! Meet that deadline of yours it will make you even more proud! Hugs

  3. oooh - I can't wait to see this project when it's complete!!!!

  4. Maryanne, I can only hope that the deadline you set for yourself is before the drop dead deadline and not after! LOL which is something I tend to do. Thank you for visiting me today. I'm not a follower. I just love that peek you've given us into your artwork. I'm so attracted to beaded artwork like you're working on. I'm fearful of taking on one more thing. We're lucky in that we have a Maryland treasure in Joyce Scott. I wish I lived in Baltimore!~ But alas, we're headed to St. Pete at the end of the month.

  5. Looking good so far - can't wait to see the final reveal!



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