YAY! I did it! I am just waiting for some finials I ordered to arrive, then Shawn will create the holder to attach the finials to and then it's ready to be sent off to AJ!
I will admit that I struggled with a few things...like the fact that it doesn't have even edges. I had to remind myself that it is all completely hand-sewn, and that the beading also added to adjusting and moving the fabric. I also had to remind myself that I've been super up-close and personal with it, seeing every fiber of the fabric as I stitched on all the beads. Standing back and looking at it as a whole, some of those things calm down a bit....but just a bit. I need to learn how to curb my desire to have everything "just so".
Each person I have shown it to hasn't once commented on the uneven-ness, but rather that the movement of the fabric almost makes it look as if you are looking thru water. Ok then...that works! LOL Shall I reply that that was my intent all along? Hehehe!
I just hope someone, somewhere loves it enough that they will bid well on it when it's turn comes up on auction.
Now...I get to start my Bead Journal Page!! While June has come and gone, I did manage to get my page layout arranged, picked out my beads and decided upon a quote from Georgia O'Keeffe, which will be a signal for my Bead Journal...."To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage!"
I have one day off this month....this coming Wednesday, July 4th and I'll spend the majority of that day getting my June Bead Journal page as close to done as I possibly can. I have vowed that I will catch up with this process so it's important to me to at least start my July page in the month of July! There are just a few work days and a bead show in my way, but I know how to shove! LOL