Friday, September 19, 2008

Bead Journal Project 2008 - Part 1

It is time for me to do a little posting on my 2008 beaded project. This project has been refreshing and relaxing to do and I can't wait until it is finished. Anyone who has read my blogs knows that September 11th has a dearer meaning to me -not just the tragedy of that day, but of going forward and building friendships. My personality does not dwell on the negative and tries to be positive as much as possible.
The picture below is a tour/postcard book from 1976 that my daughter found for me while we were on one of our infrequent trips to an estate sale together. She not one to accompany me on these days, but this was one of the rare ones that she decided to go. Now surprising to me she has started going every Saturday morning with her friend Amber to yard and garage sales. Go figure!!! She calls to let me know of her finds.

I chose the bottom picture for my beading project. I printed it on 100% cotton transfer sheet - not the quick fuse kind. Now I am beading directly on the fabric. The colors are varied colors of irridescents, crystal for the clouds, white for one of the lower clouds and blue crystal beads for the water. The other buildings are staying gray and in the background to make the Twin Towers stand out from those buildings. There are some other touches I plan on doing a little later.

This is an exciting challenge for me and hope that it turns out well. My goal is to improve my beading each and every month as we go along.


Tracey N. said...

Wow Brenda, this sounds really interesting! I cant wait to see how it turns out. Good luck and happy beading! Tracey

StitchinByTheLake said...

I know this will be beautiful Brenda! Isn't it funny how we turn into our mothers, and our daughters turn into us? When I was younger I didn't want to hear that but now that I'm older I think it's rather humerous. Blessings, Marlene

Carol said...

Brenda, can't wait to watch the progess on your page. I have the same experience with my daughter. She hated the "craft store". Now she is more creative than I am.

Nice to meet you.

nologic said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on your page. It's going to be beautiful.

Robin said...

OMG, Brenda, you certainly did take on a challenge... but I think it will be a lovely memory piece, full of you hopes for the future! I'm looking forward to seeing how you bead the picture. Robin A.

Pat said...

Brenda, Having seen the piece you are working on, I can say that it will be really nice! I love the vintage postcards too......loveya, Pat