Monday, December 1, 2008

BJP pages to share

I have got 3 of my 'The Women in my life' BJP pages finished....

And yes, I did change my mind again about my pages but hey that's a Woman's Prerogative, isn't it? I decided that as lovely as the Nancy Doll is, it was bigger than I wanted & I was also finding beading on a stuffed form harder than it used to be due to some issues with my wrist.

My pages are oval 5" x 33/4" & backed with fusible Pellon interfacing & will be mounted on leather.

My plan is to match the face with the month of birth but some months have more than one birthday so as my Sisters & my dear Mother come first, the rest will fill in the gaps..

Here is September - This is Nancy, my oldest sister & you can read more about her if you scroll down a few posts or click on the link above.

This is October & Katy, my granddaughter.. Katy turned 18 last August & is living in Darwin, NT Australia. She is the youngest of my only daughter's 2 girls. Katy shares August with her Mother, so Elizabeth with be my August face, which is only fitting & right..


December is Isabell, my youngest sister, who celebrates 55 on the 17th of this month. She has 3 sons & 5 grandchildren. Her & her DH own a motel down home in New Zealand, so if you are heading down to New Plymouth in Taranaki, NZ, be sure to stop by & say hi.

I still have to do November's page & I am waiting on my girlfriend to bring me a picture so that I can get hers started..

Meanwhile I am working at getting my pages attached to the leather or Ultra Suede which I am using to display them..

13 comments:

a2susan said...

Hi, Ellen. I am so sorry to hear you've been depressed. It seems to be going around with beaders lately.

It's interesting that although you're not beading ocean pieces this year you're still using blues! I love what you are doing, the embroidery is beautiful, as are your sisters and granddaughter.

Take care of yourself,
Susan

Carol said...

I like your switch in form a lot. They are dolls, but look like frames also. Your beading is beautiful.

pam T said...

These are gorgeous! You are going to have a lovely display after the year is done... I like your blog, I always like seeing bits of the country where people live....

beadbabe49 said...

I was thinking what pam said...what a wonderful piece you will have at the end of the year...a year of blessings in your life.

abeadlady said...

Glad to see you back again, Ellen. Love what you are doing with the pictures. Neat idea!

Arline

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you all!
Susan I did think about the colours but I have been trying to do their favorite colours as I bead each of my Women LOL Hopefully I will have more of a rainbow by the year's end

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

Hi Ellen! I am so happy to discover you! I love your work. What a beautiful tribute to the amazing women in your life. I also love your header. It sounds like you have done some work with the sea as well...I will read further with anticipation! I am adding you right away to my favorites...

Sabine said...

The framed ladies must be happy and proud to be shown off in such a lovely way!

Sabine

Robin said...

Hi Ellen... So nice to read your post and be back in touch again! Love your ovals and celebrations of important people in your life... Especially I love the one featurning your Mother's dear face! Thanks for giving us these three beautiful pictures!!!

Robin A.

Tracey N. said...

I was wondering where you went Ellen! I really like the switch you made in your shape! It really works. Your beading is flawless from what I can tell. I bet the women you are honoring are very moved by this gesture. Congratulations and welcome back to the bead world! Hugs to you.

heidibeads said...

Ellen, These are great and what a wonderful collection you'll have when done. You have to be happy that you have such loving family and friends. What a tribute to them! Glad to see you back on the list!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you so much ladies -

Robin, that is my older sister not my Mother LOL..

Satu-Marja said...

I love your BEAUTIFUL work and the idea - it's brilliant! !


Merry Christmas Kiwi Ellen and greetings from Finland!