Sunday, November 29, 2009

Snowdrifts and Christmas (part 2)

I had a dilemma on what to do with the space between the snowdrifts.  For a while I thought I'd fill in the space with more white and add Christmasy things above and below.  But then I thought it might be kind of boring to look at a white square.  Maybe I'll do a monochromatic one day, but I didn't feel this was the one.  Then I thought if I filled in between the drifts with Christmas-sy things then they wouldn't look like drifts anymore.  Well, I decided on the latter.  I just stopped thinking about it and started stitching.  I decided to stop being overly critical and just add Christmas colors that made me happy.  I added candy cane twists, little gold and red flowers, evergreen branch fringe with red holly berries and Christmas tree balls.  One thing I have decided is that in the bottom right corner in the middle of the fringe and balls I am going to add a nice red velvet bow to finish it off.  As of this moment I'm a little stuck on what to do next, so we'll just have to see what happens and wait for what comes next.  I'll put it down, look at it as I walk by...something will strike me.  Here's a pic of the progress:




 

 

A nice red velvet Christmas bow will go on this corner in the middle of the branches to finish it off.



8 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

Wonderful christmas piece! Even though we didn't get much snow where we lived when I was a kid, it still says "christmas" to me...and I loved the peppermint candy canes too...thanks so much for telling "the story" behind the work!

The Lone Beader said...

Wow! Festive!!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

thank you! :)

Lynn said...

"its beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."

(I couldn't resist)

Seriously though - love it!

Too funy--my word verification is "beadhe" tee hee

a2susan said...

Hi, Lisa. I visit Scottsdale a few times a year and am familiar with all the bead stores. Some open and close quickly, others are geared toward stringing. For seed beads, your best bet is probably online. Look at Whimbeads and Fusion Beads and get on their email letters. There are other bjpers in the Phoenix area who you might want to get in touch with - Susan Feldkamp and Victoria Pearlman that I know of. Looks like you're ready to dive in!

Susan

Robbie said...

Wow! I'm impressed..found your blog from the intro blog for the BJP 2010. I'm a newbie and very excited to see what everyone is or has done in the past. You are certainly an inspiration to me!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

thank you so much, robbie! i'm a newbie like you, so we'll have a fun journey together. i can't wait to see what beauties you create too!

susan, i found a GREAT store for seed beads in mesa right off the 60 alma school, creative destinations. i am on the list for the two online store you mentioned, and i find i really like bello modo for online shopping.

Bobbi said...

Lisa, I have to say that I love your blog, your writings and your work! They're really helping me so much to understand and to start bead embroidery myself! I've ordered some beads and a cab, waiting for them to arrive at my home. Now I just have to find the right material and I'm going try my hand at this. I just love this and want so to be able to myself. Thanks so much for helping me along this incredible journey!
I love where this piece is going! It's so Christmas and very beautiful already!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi