|Added the sun and sunbeams|
I started working on this project in the dining room, on the dining room table. I did not think this through very well. This meant that I could not cut out the two sewing projects for my grandgirl because the table was half-full. And this meant I could not sandwich the final unfinished quilt top. All I could do is work on the mosaic. Good planning! Another problem of using the dining room table is that little tiny pieces of glass shards went sneaking around the table top, the floor, the chair. I tried to contain then, but they are sneaky. And of course I didn't think to Swiffer the floor often...so I ended up wearing bandaids on the bottom of my feet, Kleenex wrapped around my fingers, and hoping the dog and cats missed the shards. Then I got smart and used the Swiffer every half hour or so. Only took me four days to figure that out ;)
|Screwed up the orange and|
added the beads to the hills
And then it became time to fill in the background. I really liked the green--more sheer with a tiny bit of texture to it. It filled in behind the flowers quite nicely, with bricks of glass making it a wall of grass.
|Background looking good|
I like the general look of the piece with a few exceptions. I am not happy with the sunbeams in general. But I do like the flowers and the hills and meadow. I like that it generally turned out as I pictured it. I like the color combos, the texture of the beads and the glass. I especially like my big daisy and the little yellow daisy beside it :)
|Finished, to be grouted Saturday|
Next mosaic project: back to tiles. Maybe give the concrete birdbath a pretty top. But I will definitely make it outside rather than on the dining room table!