Sunday, November 16, 2008

New WIP

I've had this quilt for two years. Last week, I finally dragged it out to start it. It's for my good friend Sarah's oldest daughter who will be 2 next month. The newest baby, born in October, will just have to wait 2 years for hers! LOL! I don't typically do stamped cross stitch as I see absolutely no challenge to do it, but it's Eeyore!


I finished the backstitching on Poppy today and started the beading. This is my first time beading and I have to stay I find it very tedious and slow. So after probably only 10 beads, I had to put it down. I am just not in the mood to bead! I think you have to be in an incredibly good, happy, patient mood to bead! And the invisible thread! It really is invisible! You can't see the darn thread! I thought I would be able to finish this one quickly, but I think it is going to be a challenge!

9 comments:

Rachel said...

I so agree with you on the need to be in the mood for beading. I have Celtic Autumn as a WIP and havent been able to touch it since Sept. Well, ok - to be fair not just because of the beading but cause there was a HUGE frog that lept in and I need to extract it before I can move on (the letter M has to be completely removed - beads and all).

Gabi said...

If you find it tedious and slow, you might want to check if you have the correct needle for it. I find beading easy with needels size 28 and for Mill Hill petites I have VERY fine needles.
Personally I hate invisible thread, I just can't bead with it. It's a battle. Thats why I use Nymo beading thread. The white one blends in very well with most light colors.

Meari said...

Very cute quilt!

Carolyn NC said...

Cute Eeyore - how can you resist him?
:)

Bliss said...

Gorgeous quilt. I like the new-look blog too.

Rene la Frog said...

Love the quilt. My DD just told me she wants Pooh stuff for the new baby so there will Eeyore stitching being done here too.

I hate the invisible thread too. I usually match floss to the fabric color and use that to bead with.

sales said...

Eyeor is just so cute.
Heidi-ILCS

J Rae said...

Don't you just love Eeyore?!! He's a favorite of mine. He looks great! I guess it's better than than never and I think the child will enjoy it more now.

Nancy said...

Use the Nymo thread and get a Tacky Bob, or make one yourself. Makes the task much less stressful. Eeyore will be cute!