Saturday, January 16, 2010



This is the book that I recently mentioned that had the directions for the beautiful leaves that Susan Elliott of plays with needles made and showed on her blog. This is the front cover.




This is the back cover with the beautiful line of butterflies. These were made into a necklace by joining with a gold bead. I will try and make some individual ones for my quilt. I have to bone up on my peyote stitch plus brick stitch, etc. I have not done this for many years so hope it comes back to me. I have a teaching video in Chicago but I am here and it is there. I am going to see if there is someone around here who gives lessons. Unfortunately all the bead stores within a resaonable distance have disappeared.






The last two pictures were just closeups of flowers from the front cover. I really like this book and think even a beginner could follow the directions for the easier items. The pansies look gorgeous but I will be happy if I can do some leaves for silk or velvet pansies. I would give this book a 4 star rating. Here I am talking like a movie critic. I took pics of all the books I received for Christmas plus this one that I ordered myself and will show them in the next few days as I pore over them.

4 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous and will look spectacular on your quilt! I like the pansies on the cover too. Think maybe I might have to put this book on my wish list!

maggi said...

The book looks gorgeous. I like the idea of the butterflies on your quilt.

Debra said...

So many ways to interpret flowers, so little time!

Plays with Needles said...

Hi Freda! I've just been having a lovely time getting caught up on your blog -- the books you are showing are real beauties! I am REALLY fond of this one...probably because I've been doing so much beading from it but I was also glad to hear about the two JBM books! I haven't read either one of those. Looking forward to seeing what you make of them and I LOVE the flowers from your little hat!