Waiting For Spring - #8
Both borders are done (well, almost!)
Once again, I have proven that I can't count. That's not good since I teach science, but that's beside the point. I've had to renumber the posts. Somehow I skipped *both* #3 and #8. I think I got confused with #3, because I was doing catch up posts to get you up to speed. I don't know what happened with post #8. I think it was that day I beaded for a good portion of the day and actually gave myself a headache and the inability to focus. I'll never, never, never do that again!
Actually both borders will be really, really done by tomorrow night. At this point, they're done enough to show you. By the end of this evening the pink will definitely be done. The green will only need to have the pink beads completed in the gold trim down the sides and across the bottom.
Here's the green side, the back neck is truly complete. I added the darker pink beads in the wavy quilting. Since the quilting thread is the same color as the background, the wavy line tends to fade at a distance. The beads at a little definition, and it didn't take that much more time to do them.
Here's the pink side, the armholes, and one side is done. This works up very quickly as the work is easy - just attaching sequins with a single bead, and the sequins and flowers are placed randomly in the palest pink spaces (the ones without any tulle). It's sort of a relief compared to the very orderly, stylized green side.
What's left? To finish the beading on the bands, finish attaching the piping, make a label and join both sides. This should all be finished by Saturday night.
Parting Shot: What a difference a day at 60 degrees makes! This picture was taken 24 hours after yesterday's picture. Not only do we have a full tractor, but obviously some balls got left outside, too. I didn't notice those yesterday.
Well, if I get this vest done, I am going to get going on my daughter's vintage Easter dress and a few dresses for me - the vintage Easter one, and one using the fabric I got from Ann's Gorgeous Things Fabric Store. I got some of the aqua chain link before it was gone for the second time!