Sunday, January 29, 2012

"R" You Ready for Some Beading?

Considering that last week I really didn't have any pictures of the "R" pear to show you (because I hadn't made much progress!), today I am giving myself a pat on the back for having accomplished quite a bit of stitching this week.

None of the stitches that Amy chose for this pear are difficult to stitch or particularly time consuming. The overall effect of the patterns and color reminds me of an upholstery trim or maybe ribbon.

I started beading the R last night and, if I can get a good bit of Sunday stitching in today, I should be able to finish the R before the next lesson arrives this week.

It is a beautiful, if seasonably, chilly morning for a change in Georgia today. Our poor flowering trees have been fooled by the warm weather we have had lately and are beginning to bloom. It's the end of January, for pete's sake! I have a few daffodils in the yard and they have already bloomed. When I was in Jacksonville last weekend, I noticed that Anna's car was covered in a light dusting of pollen. That's at least six to seven weeks too early for pollen to appear. Makes you wonder if winter will arrive in February and March this year or perhaps we'll just have a mild winter.

Hope you all have a great week as we say goodbye to January and welcome February!

Stitch On!


  1. Hi Melinda,
    The "R" looks fantastic! Great job.

  2. Excellent progress on the banner. I hope you get lots of Sunday stitching in so I can see the beaded "R" next week. I have been watching the final of the Aussie Open and have made a lot of progress on my Secret Santa ornament. Wish I could show the progress, but it's a secret. See you next week!

    P.S. If you like bunnies, check my blog today.