It was powwow weekend last weekend, and long-time readers will know that means bead shopping and fry bread (as well as dance-watching and drum-listening, and jewelry shopping, and generalized shopping). I humbly report that I did well in both. And I can even report that I was fairly successful at avoiding sunburn -- partially this was due to a liberal use of SPF70, but mostly I can thank the weather which decided to be lightly chilled and periodically misty.
Possibly the silliest bit of the weekend was me and my stitching. Every year I pack in the tote bag (along with a long-sleeved shirt, a sweat shirt, and a jacket--- when you are there all day you have to be prepared for an entire day's weather) a small stitching project. This year it was F&S round 29 for Daniela. EVERY YEAR I do this, and EVERY YEAR I don't stitch at all. You would think I'd learn! Well, then again, if you've been hanging around here long enough you know I don't make a good case for learning-by-experience. (My bouts with Mr. Framer should prove that.)
Over the two days, I took the opportunity to fill in some holes in by box o' beads.
And I also picked up some larger turquoise beads to use for some adornments on cording.
And yes, all meals were fry bread -- all weekend.
Also for the record, I did not dance, but I sure enjoyed watching the folks with actual talent.
Since I lack pics of real stitching, allow me to take a moment to share some stashing I've done.... I can't believe I've gotten behind on gloating about fresh stash --
From the Scarlet Letter:
I am thinking of doing the above on a vintage overdye linen (white base with "lines" of tan and cream) and probably one of the red Splendor silks for the stitching. Although I was thinking about doing it in a camel-colored thread on the fabric -- I worry that I will always think it looks wrong though since I have so ingrained this as a red image on my brain.
A "box" from Julia. It will make up into a round base with a tree on top
I also picked up another shell-insert needlepoint. This makes three that I have now. I have not done one yet, but I think the idea is so cool that I cannot resist them.
I have no news on Beatrix, but I should have pieces back from another finisher this weekend. I hear tell they look nifty. I promise to share...... but in exchange you have to promise to have a wonderful rest of your day.
P.S. Thanks again for all the Beatrix/framing support -- my shop owner and I are still fuming/chuckling.