It will be a busy start to the week (husband has cataract surgery) so here’s a quick update on my self-portrait. All of the quilting is finished.
I did some close lines of stitching with Yenmet in the white areas to take up any slack for beading. This will be my usual encrusted beading. In this case, I load three beads at a time and completely fill in an area. After three sets of three beads, I tie a knot. I use a beading needle and Superior Bottom Line thread. Here’s my snow queen on my “Frozen” quilt. Bugle beads with seed beads on each end form the curved stripe down the middle. Loose bugle bead fringe forms the hair.
I have plenty of handwork for the waiting room–the binding on the Christmas quilt. Have a great week.