Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Time To Stitch Tassel Trove

A big thank you to Christine and Therese for sponsoring our next installment of stitching!
I packed the missiles for the trip to Buffalo.  I had a few patterns in mind not quite sure  what I would do.  I finally settled on Tassel Trove by Nifty Creations.   This was a picture diagram. I thought I could easily work it up.   Hah!   my first effort quickly got thrown!  Getting my mind and fingers to work together took some time.....I also picked beads badly for the first effort but I was determined to finish! 

I hadn't used enough color contrast between the beads to see the pattern develop.  I kept at it starting numerous times and finally finished.
Then I started again with the right combination of beads to appreciate the pattern.....

Shortly after I finished I fell to the flu......on vacation and sick.....
bright sister's house is the best place to be sick
by the time we were done it was 3 to 1 sick....
my mother would be so proud of Nurse Tammy!
Wow did we eat good.....
.and cough and blow our noses....and moan........
I am not sure how I will finish my tubes off.....
that will be another challenge!
now go visit all these lovely stitchers!!


  1. so sorry you were sick over the holiday! but you still got some lovely beading in (always love to see your flying missiles!)

  2. Sick, traveling, and flying missiles, frustrating color choice the first time are a woman of your word, honoring your commitment to this hop. You are a better woman than I would be in the same circumstances. I hope you are recovered from the flu, Kim.
    I love these little tubes! They are tiny, perfectly understated beauties with those teardrops that I adore! I can see you swinging some fork tines and crystals from these :-) Thanks so much for powering through to be here.

  3. Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern - what a great design element - the possibilities are really unlimited. Do show us how you finish these off - I would love to see! Hope everyone is on the road to recovery!

  4. Hi Kim,
    Thank you for participating in this round of ATTS challenge. I hope you will be joining us in ATTS 7. I love the tubes they are very pretty, and have many possibilities. I am looking forward to seeing how you finish them off. Your bead weaving has come a long way, glad you have made friends with the tiny flying missiles! So sorry to hear that you got the flu while on vacation, but glad you were in good loving hands to nurse you back to health.

  5. Hi Kim, I hope that you are feeling better now. Your beaded tubes are great. The drops add so much texture.

  6. I love love love these tubes, oh the possibilities are endless, hope you are feeling better!

  7. I love beaded beads and these are fantastic!! The pattern and the drop beads are just great together!
    Hope you are over the flu and can think about using these great beads!

  8. No fun at all being sick while on vacation and over the holidays! But, glad you still had some productivity on beading! Hope you are all feeling better now.

  9. your tubes look great, they will be fantastic strung on a necklace

  10. Beautifully done Kim!!! Glad you hung in there when the pattern, beads and color palette were putting up a fight!! I always love your beading and the colorways you use! These little tubes are wonderful!!! Hope you are feeling better!

  11. Your tassel trove came out GREAT! I love the colors you ended up with, the drops are so fun. These would be fabulous beaded beads, although I did sneak a look at the niftycreations link and using them on a tassel looks sensational.

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  13. Sooo pretty! Your tassel trove looks great! I hope that you are all well and truly over the flu now. Xxxx
    (Sorry it took so long for me to actually get to the hop - family stuff happening.)


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