I decided to make a few 1.5x1.5" squares for the Bead-It-Forward charity that takes these little squares and turns them into little quilts, ornaments, and shadowboxes. Once they are finished, they are auctioned off and all the proceeds go to Breast Cancer charities. You can find the guidelines for donating here. Amy of Amybeads now runs Bead-It-Forward and I used her free patterns. They seemed like charts I could read. And I could!
One thing about reading charts, at least for me, was the S.L.O.W. pace of the project...that, and as Cynthia and I discussed for the picture graphs, there is no allowance for the occasional spirit bead! There is not a more "oh deary, deary me" feeling than when you get 2/3 done with a little square and you see a mistake way back in row 6.
When I set out to make some of the squares, I instantly grabbed size 10 delicas. Still not sure why my mind went there, but it did. Here is what my square looks like:
|photographing beads with an AB finish is so AAARRRGGGHHH|
When I measured it, it was larger than the guidelines required. It took me way too long to figure out I needed to use size 11 delicas. No excuses other than my brain stopped functioning for a few days. So here is it along side the proper size delicas, so you can see the size difference:
Here are the next few I did, threads still on until I get them mounted on the Lacy's Stiff Stuff, as per the guidelines:
|love this AB Matte!!!|
And it laying flat (which is the last photo of the post so you can move on to the next person on the list ) :
Thank You to Amy for allowing us to use her patterns and for taking on Bead-It-Forward.
Thank you to my partner, Therese. I couldn't be mildly organized for these hops and I wouldn't grow as a beader without you :-)
And thanks to you guys who sign up for our challenges. You make it fun and easy! It's Just Beads, after all.
Please go see what all the other A Time To Stitch Sixers made: