2/13/08

BJP and TIF Update



I had a good couple of days, energy-wise, and almost have my bjp finished and did finish my tif...

The Take It Forward challenge theme for this month was , what are you old enough to remember and I chose black & white TV shows as I can remember a couple from as long ago as when I was 4...so I made a black & white piece, using black and white fabric, black & white beads & nailheads and a little black & white book that says, Fifties TV on the front and has pictures of some of the old TV shows I used to watch like Sky King, Ramar of the Jungle, The Cisco Kid and a few others. It was fun revisiting those old shows and a few of them can even be seen on the web, so I watched a couple of Sky Kings while sewing the piece. And a special thanks to Elizabeth at Quieter Moments for searching out the diagram for the Eskimo edging stitch I've used on the month's piece...I love the look of it, even though it's just my first try and I've learned a few things already that I think will make my second effort a bit better...I thought about doing it again, but decided to leave it as is...then when I do it again I will be able to see how much improvement I've made.

The Bead Journal piece for February is almost finished...my friend gail will be here on friday and I'll add something for her then...I added a HOPE bead to this as my last two doctor appts. have given me more hope for the future than I've had in a long time...


11 comments:

paulahewitt said...

Bobbi - I love both these pieces. I remember b&W TV - we didnt get a colout set until 1974! Love the eskimo edging stitch - I am posting a 'how to' on my blog tomorrow - is it ok if I point people here to see yours?

KV said...

Boy, you sure brought back a lot of memories for me with that black and white TV stuff! I was nearly 10 years old when TV first became available and most of the time it was nothing but a test pattern.

Your TIF project is beautifully done -- I love the format you have chosen to do. And the BJP page is awesome!

Keep well, Bobbi -- you have so much talent and wisdom to share . . .


Kathy V in NM

beadbabe49 said...

sure, paula...that would be fine...

thanks, kathy!

Betty said...

Love this beaded piece. The sinuous shape of the beading on the left really captures my imagination.

The Lone Beader said...

I love the little book! That is so cool!!! :D

beadbabe49 said...

thanks, betty...I like your diane briegleb face piece!

thanks, lb! I see the sub is coming right along!

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

It's seems so rare that doctors give us good news anymore! Here's hoping your Hope bears fruit :- )

I received my pin in the mail today and have posted it on my blog. Thank you SO MUCH!

As usual, your challenge pieces are fantastic.

KV said...

Your pin arrived this afternoon, Bobbi -- I love it! As soon as we can get my digital camera to speak to me again, I will post it on my blog, too.

Many thank yous!


Kathy V in NM

Nancy K. said...

I just sent you an email, but I received my pin today too and will post it on my blog also. It is very nice and great colors, Nancy

beadbabe49 said...

So glad they all arrived safely...they make nice hat pins too, as they're pretty small...

freebird said...

What a neat TIF. I didn't watch much TV as a kid (my dad bought books) but my husband did. But, my parents bought the first TV of anyone on their block when they came out. They tended to get things like that but one expensive item would take care of the whole family at once so it usually worked out well.