Hey there, my post is a little bit late but hopefully you will forgive me as we have been busy looking at houses and I wanted to have my Ombre style flower done for the post. I know I’ve talked about doing videos and tutorials before but I’ll be getting a plain white background to put on my desk to make it a whole lot easer and to fix most of the problems I had before. So fingers crossed. Really I just want to find someone else to do it but oh well.
On the house front we found a place we loved but it was overpriced so we shall just have to keep looking into the others that made the short list and see what else comes up. Unfortunately a lot of house for sale in Mackay are in flood zones and even if we didn’t get flooded you still have to pay more in insurance so they are just not worth buying. It is really interesting looking at houses, people make some strange choices when it comes to layouts and well colour choices. And it looks like a large number just had the places cleaned and didn’t really do anything like a new paint job to make the place more attractive. I kind of get it but it does mean you will have fewer people interested as not everyone wants to move in and have to change stuff like that straight up.
The jar is coming along alright but I am a bit impatient to get to the next stage. I think I’ve decided to do a cascade of flowers down the side of this jar, but don’t hold me to that as I might change my mind. I also have a bigger jar that I want to do wings and horns on and have a strip where you can actually see what is in the jar. This one is a bit small for that.
I am also thinking of doing a neckerchief in this stitch as it would look super cool. Ah so many ideas and so little time.
I’ve also kept playing with the thread showing project and I quite like having the long threads exposed over the beads as it is interesting. Also in the photo below you can see how I weaved the threads on the side in the openings and over a bar of beadwork. it was a bit hard to do as it would pull on the beadwork and the tension was hard to maintain but it turned out alright and is worth playing around with. I did this one with three colours of thread but they are all very similar as I wanted to them to kind of blend in.
Alright I had better get going as I have quite a lot to do.