Hello, I'm going to have a go at coming back to blogging. I still have lots to show you... lots of things that wonderful mum and I did together. I want to thank you all for the lovely messages of support on my last post. It's been tough adjusting to life without my best friend, my wonderful mum, but messages of support really do help to comfort in times like this. I won't forget what you all did for me.
The last workshop at The Bead Shop Nottingham was before Christmas and was a poinsetta flower beadweaving project.
This project was HARD! It is odd-count peyote which is confusing enough, without the fact that most rows are increase or decrease. I struggled with this. I managed to get 4 of the outer petals done in the class and did the fifth at home shortly after. Since then I've attempted to do the inner petals at least 6 times and ended up cutting out each attempt. You can't unpick odd-count peyote due to the complicated thread path.
Here is as far as I can get. I wanted to show the completed flower, but I think this project has defeated me!
I've found lots of mum's WIPs around her house (and I haven't even started investigating her craft stuff properly yet) and some of them I will finish in her honour. I won't be finishing her poinsetta!
I won't be posting for the 3-weekly SAL tomorrow as I haven't touched my embroidery at all. I will try to get back to it ready for the next update.