Friday, September 10, 2010


Here are the latest pics of the finished front. Now the question is do I want to bead the whole back and flap. It seems a shame because when the flap is down it covers up half the beading you have done on the front. My options are to leave the back plain because when wearing it over the shoulder you would not see the back. The other option is to bead just the front flap with a small amount going over into the back to maintain the beading look. The next option is to cut off the flap and just finish the purse cut straight across with a snap to close it and a pretty cord for the shoulder strap and with an elegant fabric for the lining. Which ever I choose it will not be done probably until I am in Florida. I took a pic of the tray with all the beads I used in this project. Not an awful lot of any one but you need a lot of changes in size and color to look good.
I will put all these in a box and keep them seperate from my regular beads so I will have the same colors and sizes as I used on the front.

Please let me know your thoughts on what you would do.

Good news is that Harv is doing well and they have said he can probably come home tomorrow. Will have to wait until the Dr. okays it but looking good for tomorrow. He will be glad to come home but they have been so wonderful to him that he is getting a little spoiled. This hospital is more like a hotel. He has a full menu and just calls in and orders what he wants to eat from the menu and it will be delivered to him within 1/2 hour or less. No more set hours. Breakfast from 6 - 10.30 and lunch and dinner anytime before 7.30pm. He was on strictly a liquid diet until last night then they said he could order off the menu. He had soup, roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, warm apple cobbler served with or without ice cream and milk. Thought he was in heaven after a strictly liquid diet since last Sun. but he paid for it later. He felt very bloated and not too well. I told him he had too much and he said he knows now so he took it lighter today. The room has a love seat that opens to a bed if you need to stay overnight with a child or very sick patient. I think I will check myself in. Not really.


Plays with Needles said...

Sounds like if you checked yourself in, you could finish that cleaning, no cooking...glad Harv has benefited from the TLC.

As for your purse...I like the idea of skipping the flap and making the top of the purse straight across with a snap. You could also do some type of a roping -- cover some cording with a hand-dyed Hanah silk ribbon that would complement the beads...

And, I'm thinkin'...since you don't have to do the flap, wouldn't it be beautiful to bead the back too? OK. Maybe you don't have all that in you...but you did ask...
hugs, Susan

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

This is so beautiful Freda - you're such a whizz!!
Personally I wouldn't have a flap either if it ends up covering your bead work.
On the back you could bead your initials - think that you will be handing this down for generations to enjoy and your initials would be a reminder of who made it (maybe a date or just the year).
But I'm so new to all this - howver often fresh eyes look at things in a different light!!
I'm very glad you're Harv is on the mend, he's a trooper and give him a big hug from me!!
Take care dear Freda and don't forget to stay in touch once you're in Florida!
Hugs from New Zealand

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's beautiful Freda! Since you're asking for opinions - I would do away with the flap that will end up covering your beautiful beading. Perhaps you could do just a small bit of beading in one corner on the back and leave the rest plain? The fabric you've used is lovely.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Phooey - meant to say how glad I am to hear that Harv is on his way home!

Anonymous said...

this is a lovely beginning.interested to see how you solve this one.

Gina E. said...

Wow, that is absolutely stunning, Freda - I would never have the patience to do that beading (let alone the skill)!
Glad to hear it's all good news for Harv, and am crossing my fingers it will be the same for you.

Gerry said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that Harv gets to come home!

Your purse is just spectacular. And the bead work - WOW! I look forward to seeing it hanging from your shoulder.

BTW, is that the bowl of beads that you're sending to my house???? LOL~