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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Time to Stitch Blog Hop is Here!

Yippee~the day has come for us to Hop! 
A big big thank you to Therese for asking me to co-host.  She is talented and warm and nurturing and I just love seeing her in my in-box, don't you?  I have been saying "Ya'll" since I was a little girl.  So maybe that is why she has been such a comfort to me right from the first time we came into contact with each other. 

Here is my necklace!  I made the majority of these flowers with Herringbone stitch.  Truthfully, it looks like it could be Herringbone or Square Stitch or even Ladder for that matter.  But I assure you I used Herringbone on 9 of the 12 flower stems.  For the other 3 stems I used Peyote, one of them being a 2-drop peyote stitch.  I really love the look of 2-drop Peyote. The ribbon is flat, even count Peyote with picot edging.  Simple and I let the colors do the talking.  I wanted to get complex, as these are 2 stitches I really love working with, but ultimately decided to execute this design I have been mulling over since February.  I am glad I finally did it...I was hesitant to start it and this Hop was the kick I needed to make it happen.  What was I so worried about?  It is just beads, after all! 









Thank you to all the people on the Hop list for participating!  I can't wait to see what came out of your hearts and hands.

















DW

 
 
 
 

20 comments:

Shirley said...

What a cool idea! I love the boquet, and the peyote ribbon just sets the stage. Thank you both for such a fun challenge, I have been smiling the whole time through this one! (I too, am a ya'll person!)

Lola said...

Those flowers are awesome Christine!!! I love the way they turned out! I have yet to do any dimensional stitching (flat is where it's at for me!), so I'm always impressed with more sculptural pieces like this. Thanks for hosting this fun hop!

BackstoryBeads said...

What a gorgeous bouquet! I hope everyone clicks on your photos to see all the detail you've stitched into these stems. I can't think of a more perfect piece to complement a summer wardrobe!

Bobbie said...

What a sweet little bouquet, and what a creative way to wear flowers! I'm so impressed with the vision and imagination it took to create this - great work!

Oh, and you and Therese throw a heckuva fun party. Thanks!

Karen Williams said...

Thanks again Christine for hosting this hop! I know your life has been crazy busy lately, and truly appreciate your organizing this.

And your bouquet of flowers is so pretty. A perfect accent for the season! I especially love the photo where you can see it hanging from your necklace. Reminds me of a May Day posy!

Sweet Freedom said...

Fabulous! Love your bouquet - the colors, the stitching - amazing! nice work!

kimmykats said...

Christine, I always get a smile on my face when I see either you or Therese's name in my inbox! You bouquet is so amazing to me. I will be closely looking to see how it was done. Thank you for co- hosting and getting me to play with these tiny missiles. Yes, I am hooked!!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Christine,
Well we did it and it was a success! Thank you so much for being my co-host for this challenge. I'm thinking we should do this again. What cha think?
I love, love, looovvvveee your little bouquet of flowers they turned out so sweet and pretty you did a fantastic job!
Big hug to you!
Therese

Pixiloo said...

That is a beautiful necklace. It's such an awesome idea .. a small bouquet around your neck. I love the flowers. Awesome challenge also. :)

Marla said...

Ohhh Christine....how Inspiring! I just love the entire concept. What a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for helping to host this hop. It has been a blast! When is the next one lol

Penny Neville said...

Beautiful bouquet of flowers. Your necklace is so lovely Christine!! You did an amazing job, so much inspiration.

Sally Russick said...

You are such a sneak!! Here I am with you all weekend while you are beading away making that red ribbon and here I thought it was the beginning of a fountain that you were going to embellish. Here it is a beautiful beaded ribbon that hold together a quite amazing bouquet of flowers!! WOW!! When I saw this my mouth fell open.. BEAUTIFULLY DONE!! Love the beaded flowers!!

You are my last stop! Thank you, my friend! I have been truly inspired by this wonderful hop! Can't wait for the next one!!

Emma said...

OMG Christine!! That looks amazing! That is such a clever idea and it looks fantastic! Well done
Emma
xXx

LisaS said...

Ooooh very pretty! Thank you for organizing ;)

Saturday Sequins said...

Wow, that's a cute design! An unexpected way to use beadweaving, too -- very nice. :)

Gayle Dowell said...

Very beautiful piece, Christine. I love what you did with the flower beads. Lovely!

CraftyHope said...

Gracious alive! You were hesitant to make THAT beauty? You really rocked this. Be proud, stand tall. . .you make something BEAUTIFUL!

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

I couldn't see your post for some reason until tonight Christine - and what a beautiful bouquet! You really did a wonderful job showing off those lovely flowers. I think both you and Therese deserve a bouquet for hosting such a great challenge. I loved it and can't wait for the next one!
Katherine

Patti Van said...

I am late visiting - sorry! However, your necklace is so creatively, awesomely, gorgeous! I love the seed-beaded ribbon! Great job!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Christine, I can't believe I missed this post! What an inspiring piece you've made here! I had such a blast with this hop and it pushed me to try some new stuff. Many thanks for that. Thanks for stopping by my blog - wonderful to hear you're teaching your daughters to bead as well ... I would love to be gifted some clay beads :)