Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wool Paisley Applique And Beads...

Okay...I'm seeing Paisley in my sleep...
not a bad thing, but how many designs can someone come up with ?? 
Well, obviously a good many !!

25 Designs completed with 5 more to go.

The Beaded Blanket Stitch and my now nearly empty bead container ;)

And just how many beads does one of those little containers hold ??
I was about to find out...  as I was taking photos of this block, 
I accidentally knocked over my container of glass beads.

For a brief moment, all you could hear was the pitter of 
hundreds, maybe a thousand, 
 tiny glass seed beads hitting the hardwood floor.

Actually, it sounded nice, almost soothing.  
Until it became silent and clean-up began !
And you know, days from now I will still be finding beads. ;)


  1. It is lovely with the beading. But oh how it must have been horrible on your hands and knees picking up those suckers.


  2. How pretty is that? love the paisley (and I love that word, too..."paisley") seems to roll off your tongue :) can't wait to see your finish.
    and yepper, you'll be finding those beads in your floorboards for centuries!
    ~Lori from Notforgotten Farm

  3. That is my dread every time I use beads.....our floors are very old, and there is a fat crack between each one! I'd lose most of the beads if they ever fell! The paisley is gorgeous.....I can't wait to see all your blocks together!

  4. OH I have so been there :-) You wool is lovely and i love the addition of beads. Use a plastic CD case and line it with double sided sticky paper. I lose very few beads since I started doing this.

  5. I've been there with the fallen beads... on carpet. Yep, you'll find them for months. I like the tip above. Gotta try that.

    Your paisleys are so beautiful. I had to de-lurk to let you know. (I hate the word lurk...sounds so sordid. But you know what I mean. It's more like admiring from afar. LOL!

  6. beautiful work as usual and I really love the addition of the beads. Shame they got knocked over. I would have been so annoyed with myself for that.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  7. Hi Rose-
    Stopping in to see what you've been up too, and say Hello.
    The bead work in the stitching is lovely.
    I can only imagine how all those little beads must been to pick up.
    You're right, you'll be finding them for years to come!
    Take Care- Becka @ Girasole Farm

  8. Hi Rose,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your work is beautiful! I am enjoying my tour thru your shop looking at all the wools! Might need a few of those luscious colors! Oh . . and yep, I too have spilled beads and even a big container of steel shot. :-)

    Lori Ann


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