Sunday, August 27, 2006

Bob and I ....

Tacky Bob, that is. We spent quite a long time together today. I started the beading on Medieval Town Mandala. There is a lot of beading to be done in this center portion of the design, and it is quite slow going as I am attaching each bead with a full cross stitch to assure that they sit very properly. I almost had a crisis with MTM today too. I managed to drop one of the olivine Swarovski bicones in my chair. Uh-oh, they only give you just enough in the kit! But I did somehow manage to shake it loose from inside the chair, and it is safely attached to MTM now :-) Also, the delicas beads are a really, really tight fight on the vertical side of the blue and gold triangle to the right of my Tacky Bob in this picture. That was a little bit tricky. So, I give up now for tonight... my big record review is tomorrow and this beading was making me feel a bit agitated, that is no good. Will get back to this in a few days as I have SAL commitments (fun ones!) the next two days - yay!!
Daylily: Matt

Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala

19 comments:

Kiwi Jo said...

Good luck for your review tomorrow!

Mary said...

I love MTM. Good luck tomorrow.

Lisa said...

MTM looks fantastic. Good luck with the beading and your review.

Maria S, said...

WOW DOUBLE WOW

Mel in Dubai said...

All the best for your review, Carol!

MTM is looking spectacular as always :)

Isabelle said...

Beading can be so deceptive - you feel like you're nearing the end, and yet it takes ever so long with a full cross-stitch - which I agree is the best way to have the beads lie correctly!
MTM is so impressive. Only one month left now before one of your most stunning finishes of the year! :) :)

That tacky Bob looks so useful BTW :)

Good luck on your review today!! Keeping my fingers crossed for ya :)

Sue said...

MTM is just so gorgeous. Would love to see it IRL. The beads will make it even prettier (if that's possible).

I'll be thinking of you this morning. I know you are anxious and this review is stressful but there are worse things you could be having to deal with. It will be over in a few hours and it sounds like you're very prepared for this.

Cindy said...

Your MTM is looking fabulous!

I used my tacky bob for the first time this weekend, and it worked wonderfully!

Best of luck with your review!

Heather said...

Looking good Carol. Once the beading is done, is that MTM completely finished?

Good luck for your review, I'll be thinking of you.

Karoline said...

Good luck with you review Carol.

MTM is looking stunning, I'm a huge fan of Tacky Bob's I don't know how I managed to bead without one

Jenna said...

I'm that the review went/will go just fine. You're a pro! Beading looks great; can't wait to see some more. :)

Cindy said...

Wishing you the best for your review! Love the MTM.

Sue said...

Great news about your review, now you can relax. Thanks for letting me know, I've been thinking about you often this morning.

KarenV said...

MTM is looking stunning Carol! Hope everything went well today :)

Dianne said...

Gorgeous-those tiny beads, etc can be tricky to work with-glad you found your crystal.
I hope today went well for you.

zoeandcooper said...

It looks wonderful! Hope all went well with your review:)

Katrina said...

MTM is looking wonderful Carol. I too hope everything went okay for you today, which I'm sure it did :)

~Harsha~ said...

MTM is looking fantastic!

Karen's Blog said...

Good luck with your review Carol. I a sitting here at work listening to the Red Sox Oakland game:)

I've said this a million times, but your MTM is stunning!!!