Tuesday, December 27, 2005



Eva's wallhanging...
Eva was thrilled with her wallhanging. I was surprised by her reaction, when she opened it. I was expecting a shrug of the shoulders, a "that's nice," because she was opening so many presents... But she slapped her hand over her mouth, her eyes were huge. "It's beautiful!" she said so softly as she ran her hands over all the beads. I think she 6 going on 60! She said she remembered coloring all the colors- just like a quilt! She is really very pleased with it. I know you can't tell by the picture, but I decided to take Tonya's advice and go with the "more is more" philosophy. I can see how people could get "embellishment fever" and never want to stop until your project weighs 500 lbs! It is kinda addicting sitting there putting on one bead, then another, another...There are over 1000 beads on that little wallhanging! There are over 500 in the grey area, alone. (My DS Jacob's bead collection has been decimated, somewhat, but he likes it, too, so he doesn't mind.) My favorite beads are the little turquoise daisy sequins on her dress. Eva loves jewelry- so I added a necklace and a couple bracelets. I made a pocket on the backside for her drawing to fit in- as well as a place to put the color copy of it and the label. I enjoyed doing it, but I am glad to have it behind me so I can work on some other UFOs.

2 comments:

Tonya R said...

Oh, Nina, it turned out so terrifically. 1,000 beads? Gulp. I love the beads on the dress too, and on the headband with the dangling leaf and the bracelet. It's all marvelous - of course Eva loves it. Jacob is an awfully good sport to share. So is the wallhanging up on the wall in Eva's room?

Finn said...

turned out absolutely wonderfully Nines!! And high five on bead sharing and all that bead sewing. I'm sure the look on her face cancelled out every doubt you had..Hugs, Finn