Thursday, 26 March 2009

Totally Useless Bowl

Well, the new moon has begun and it's time to show my bowl for the Totally Useless SAL. I have decided that it can include bits of thread, beads and off cuts of linen. So with no further ado, here is this week's efforts.

I know that I am a little slow with this, but I would like to show off the award given to me by Melissa over at
Words and Blooms. Thank you Melissa I am very honoured.

Today, I finally finished the set of squares I received from Dani for Fair & Square Round #8. I looked everywhere on Sunday for black seed beads to finish this piece. I finally found some and was assured they were good quality. These have to be the worst beads I have ever used, they are all poorly shaped, very inconsistent and I have thrown quite a few away. Luckily, they look quite good on the finished piece and I used a little bit of raffia to make the hanger.

22 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great finishing! Even though you had problems with them - the beads look great :)

Lisa said...

Love the finish. I have used raffia before as a bow decoration on a kitchen theme ornie and was really pleased with the look.

karenv said...

Lovely finish, congratulations.

Hazel said...

Such a sweet ornie. I love what you made for Cathy too. xx

Jan said...

That is such a sweet finish, and love the sead beed accents. Just sorry they were such a pain to work with!

Melissa said...

You're welcome! That's a very sweet ornament you've stitched up!

Becky K in OK said...

I love houw you finished the squares. The beads really make the stitched piece pop out.

Brigitte said...

Such a lovely finish. The beads and the raffia make it special.

Siobhan said...

The finish is worth the trouble you had with the beads! It's lovely! ;)

Kathy A. said...

I love your useless scrap bowl. Very funny.
YOur little ornament turned out lovely even with the bead troubles.

Yoyo said...

Well, I've finally made it over here to welcome you to the Totally Useless SAL. LOVE YOUR BOWL!! Looking forward to lots of SAL progress.

I've been reading backwards through your blog. Some lovely finishes. I do like this ornament even though I dislike working with seed beads they do lend such a nice finish. I'll try to be by more often now that I have you in the RSS reader.

Julianne said...

Suzanne,

The finish is really lovely. I love the raffia bow.

Angela said...

A beautiful finish, I do love the beaded edging and the bow is perfect!

samplerlover said...

Hi Suzanne,
Thank you for the lovely comments regarding Elizabeth. She does look better in person than in the photos.
I love your latest finish. The raffia sets if off lovely.
By the way, I love the piece you received a few posts ago in the silver frame. I have seen a lot of these pendants on a few sites e.g. Carriage House Samplings News page and have thought they are lovely. I think they would be very interesting to have a go at. Better not though, my DH would probably kill me lol.
Yes, the fire last week was a good one or as one of our lot told me a "real bugger". At one stage they were quite worried that it would drop over the edge into the dangerous areas. Anyway it is all out now. Have a lovely week - Sandra.

Kajsa said...

The ornament looks really good, your corners looks so even. Sorry to hear about the beads, it's pretty annoying when they are like that.

Margaret said...

What a pretty finish Suzanne. Beads can sometimes be a real challenge!!

timetostitch said...

What a beautiful pillow. You are very patient to add all those beads! They add so much charm to the finish though, great job!

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Sonda in OR said...

That's a great little finish!

Margit said...

You did a perfect finish! Nice idea with the raffia to make the hanger. Looks very nice!

Tammy said...

Your pillow turned out SO great! The beads look great.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You finished that off perfectly!!!!!

Michele said...

love the finish! sorry about the beads, but the end result is very cute :)