The Hope of Romans 5:3

MarveLes Art Studios Blogs, Mixing It Up 8 Comments

I decided to use one of my previously stitched, thread-lace  flowers… 

 See the tutorial and how-to’s on my January 24, 2011 post…

SO much fun to do…

Thought I was done.  Not.  Then I decided to add beading. But then… the line of beads seemed too skimpy—uninteresting …  was it my mood?  Or the beads?

 a simple decorative stitch in hearts…

 and free motion with a solid orange-yellow thread in fun cross hatching.  Also couching traditional style with the Bernina #39 foot around the hearts with a thick, pink thread…

 ‘shadowing’ on the h o p e letters in turquoise blue thread, free motion style…

 … a whimsical heart in the letter ‘e.’ Each letter has a different style of free motion motif within that letter’s space, itself…

 And more beading!  I came upstairs, and it wouldn’t leave my mind, so back downstairs I went… after the initial beading line (done by machine – not by hand)… I knew I wanted to see what a few more beads would do… to add a more dimensional and interesting line, visually.   I’m not sure it’s better.  Again, could be my mood? 

I added a big center bead on the thread-lace flower.  “Should it stay… or should it go?”  
(yup – song lyrics from somewhere in my head are singing it)
Thanks for sharing some of your time here on the blog.  Happy Sunday~ IN HOPE ~ that never disappoints. 
SOLI DEO GLORIA

Comments 8

  1. Love this piece….scooting around on your blog, enjoying the techniques you show. I'm your newest follower, too! LOL I'm off to see the tut on the lace flowers….:)

  2. Oh my goodness,this is simply amazing, all that beautiful stitching and beading, wowZEEE. I love it, yes I agree the flower bead stays!Fabulousis!

  3. Leslie, this is just so gorgeous every element that it takes my breath away! You have outdone yourself and that is hard to do!!!! xox Corrine

  4. This is a beautiful piece. It's funny too, I noticed you stitched a grid and used a little foil (I think) which is what I did on my last couple of pieces with my tulips.

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