Saturday, March 24, 2012

TUSAL, some bead stash, and.......

*picture heavy post*
.... A FINISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooo hoooo! Dance of the Roses is done! And she is gorgeous! Just look at her.....

She is stitched on 28 count Crystal Moonglow Lugana with DMC and Rainbow Gallery Splendor silks

Her face and hands are in silks

I love the long stem rose!

And the bouquet she is carrying is just lovely!

I'm just SO pleased with her! And she was fun to stitch!

I went to a gem, mineral, and jewelry show today at the state fairgrounds. Wow, was that fun! I thought I was going to a bead show, but I hadn't ever been to this one before. There were lots of beads, mostly semi-precious, and LOTS of minerals, crystals, rocks, and finished jewelry. Here are the beads I bought.

From left to right - 2 strands 4mm pink fire polished beads, 1 strand of a gorgeous garnet-y red rondelles, about 4 or 5 mm, 2 strands of 4 mm white pearls, 1 tube 11/0 white seed beads, 2 tubes size 8/0 white seed beads, 1 tube lime green size 11/0 seeds, 2 tubes size 8/0 seed beads that are a topaz-y color - gorgeous! And 2 tubes 8/0 beads in a deep blue iris.

I was looking at some hand carved beads and saw some frogs in aventurine, rose quartz, and some kind of opal. I wanted one, but couldn't decide which one to get, so.....

I got all 3!! I'm thinking of making some thread pickers with the frogs. Only I think I'll call them froggers! :-)

And last, but not least, my TUSAL for this month.

In my snip-its jar.....


I worked mostly on Dance of the Roses all month, but I think I see some yarn from the crocheted afghan I'm working on, too.

And my orts for the year so far. Not too bad. Now that I have a finish, maybe that will motivate me to stitch more on my UFO's and WIPs.

Two people gave me blog awards recently (Julie and I can't remember the other one!) I am flattered and honored, but I don't "do" blog awards. I started blogging to share my love of stitching, beading, crochet, family, pets, etc., not to earn awards. But I do thank you!!!

That's all for now!

Eskie smiles,

Terri

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19 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Dance of the Roses is absolutely stunning. Congrats on the big finish.

Giovanna said...

Congratulations of the great finish - she's lovely! Nice frogs too :-)

Carrie said...

Congratulations on finishing Dance of the Roses, she is gorgeous!

Rahenna said...

She looks amazing, congratulations! :D

Sally said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish! She is beautiful.

Nancy said...

Your finish is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Ewa said...

Love your finish - she looks great! I'm also lusting after one of those frogs - they're just so adorable!

Jennifer M. said...

Beautiful finish! She turned out terrific. :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful finish, you must be proud!!!

Debbie said...

I`M MESMERIZED... SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL!
WELL DONE!

Carol B said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. I gifted you the Liebster Award, please take a look at my blog.

Cleejoow said...

WOw, congrats on finishing such a pretty design :)

Kathy Ellen said...

'Dance of the Roses' is absolutely stunning! Each tiny detail is exquisitely stitched and I love the colours and sparkly linen on which she is stitched! What a masterpiece!

I love those cute frogs too...like you I would have probably not been able to decide either....Good choice!

Veronica said...

Woohoo! You finished her. Congratulations! She's absolutely stunning. Love those cute little carved frogs.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Deb said...

Hi!!! I found your blog from Carol at Stitching 'n Stashing! Congrats on your finish! She is absolutely stunning!!!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on your finish!!! She's absolutely gorgeous. I love Love LOVE the idea of the froggers!! =)

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous finish! I love the frogs as well!

Astrid's dragon said...

She's lovely! I love all the beautiful colours.

Jackie said...

Terri,
Your finished piece is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your finish.