Monday, 18 March 2013

Seemingly Eternal Beading

I think I'm winning with the Mac. I don't have a retentive memory when it comes to technology.  I'm a plodder that will keep going until something happens and usually manage to win in the end. (Unlike someone else in this house who just starts banging the mouse and yelling grumpily until I come to the rescue).  Thank you to those who have been helpful and patient!

The latest piece on the chatelaine has been done.  I spent the best part of two and a half days on this.  I become so cross when I stitch for hours and only a little seems to appear!
 

I'm nearing completion on this so will either go for the final stretch, or more than likely put it to one side for another little while and play with something else. I think that's the major part of the bead embroidery done now though. (Yes! Another pair of scissors!  but these came with the challenge).

A couple of weeks ago I managed to put together a collagraph plate, my first one away from Sarah Ross-Thompson; she has now moved to Scotland and is missed!


My button polish used to seal the plate came in a plastic bottle that I couldn't undo the safety top on.  I took it into the garage to use some water pump pliers on it and just as it it came free the flimsie  
bottle squeezed and there was button polish all over me. Actually it was all over my favourite cardie. 
I could have cried, but it wasn't over any of the cars, thank goodness!! Cardie has now been washed a few time and finally the polish is just about gone. I did say it was a fave one, John bought it for me. 

And this Friday, Saturday and Sunday it's the triple marathon, Juassic Coast Challenge Elsa and Mike are taking part in, the link to the sponsor page is on the top right.  Please, please keep your fingers crossed for them and everything else crossed for some decent running weather.  


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10 comments:

  1. That is one fabulous collagraph plate. I'd love to see the prints from it. My DH plods too and has to have anything new stepped through with him and written down but he does well once he gets used to it. He has a Mac too and I, knowing nothing about them, had to help him get to grips with it. Thank god he can now cope with most of it for himself, I am not the most patient of instructors ;-)

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    1. Thanks Julie. Can't live with them, can't live without them! Computers that is not husbands!!! Queen of bumbling along me. Lol

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  2. PS Your scissors case is beautiful, to die for!

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  3. Wow, the beading is amazing! Good luck to E and M for the run xxx

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    1. Thank you B, I've passed on the wishes!

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  4. Glad the Mac experience is getting better. I now need to go and Google 'collagraph plate' - it's absolutely beautiful:} Good luck at the weekend to E & M.

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    1. Yep persistent plodder I am. It still has me saying all sorts of naughty words on a regular basis though. Your help was invaluable. Wishes passed too.

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  5. Beautiful beading and I really like the collograph plate

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    1. Thanks Maggi. Almost a nice enough piece of art on it's own really.

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