So, my piece is more than a little underdone, but I thought I'd share what I have anyways.
It all started with this hat. It's a cute hat, but rather plain. Wouldn't it be nice, I thought, to remake it for spring, like ladies used to do in times past? So I traipsed down to the ribbon store for ribbons, to find a new hat band as a first step in the process.
Meanwhile, the poppies have begun blooming in my yard, which was my deadline for creating a piece using Lynne Bowland's lovely enameled poppies. Wouldn't it be fun, I thought, to create a beaded hat ornament?
So I started stitching,
|Freeform peyote always looks so awkward in its early stages!
|A ways to go before I can add the enamel poppies
|Beading by 8pm last night - still a ways to go
I'm using greens and neutrals for most of my beading to provide a neutral background for the enamel poppies. I do like how the curl at left echoes that of an unopened poppy bud.
Since it's obviously yet complete, my fall-back plan is to have this finished by the end of the week. So, if you're curious how it will turn out, check back on Saturday and I'll let you know!
In the meantime, check out the other entries in this hop and see wonderful examples of both stitches (completed, unlike mine!):