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My mother would probably wish that I adhered to my upbringing in other aspects too but sadly that isn't to be! I did have nothing of interest to impart in the past 2 days because I was working like a fiend in the studio which was the only place to find refuge from the atrocious weather conditions here in the U.K. We haven't had much more snow since the beginning of the week in this part of Scotland but what fell then is still laying now and turning into ice due to very low temperatures and winds coming straight from Siberia.
I have to be even more honest and admit that I shouldn't be working on the project shown here. It was way down on my To Do list and what was at the top was tacking a large quilt. I tack the big ones on tables in the old cottage part of our house. This room has two exposed walls and a lot less insulation than the rest of the cottage and I simply couldn't face the cold! Tacking is boring enough already and to do it when you're also freezing was too big an ask.
here), while above is the finished article. When it was done I started to think about an edge treatment and was originally thinking of making a thick cord to go all the way around the cushion. Then in an unguarded moment I suddenly saw it in my mind's eye with a beaded edge. Where did that come from?
I need hardly add that I immediately realized it was going to take ages. And ages, and then some. But the trouble with being an artist is that once you have what you realize is a very good idea, nothing else will do any longer. And hey, it's horrible outside and what else am I going to spend time on? Housework??? I don't think so.
So beading it is and that's what I have been occupied with the last 4 days at least (it takes longer than one full day of 8 hours to do one side!). And it isn't done yet but I am in the home straight.