Sequins, Sequins and more F….. Sequins

So on one of my rare chances to get away and do a little sewing/embroidery, etc…. This only happens when both my girls are occupied. Daughter number 1 is in school and Daughter two is napping. As soon as all the stars were aligned I dashed up to my sewing space to do a little tambour embroidery. Right now I’m working on a piece of a barn owl. I started with the design from an adult coloring book to give me some inspiration and the basic shape.
I attached a few beads and was just getting ready to put on some sequins, when of course I had to knock the over the sequins and send half of them spilling onto the shag carpet. Of course the first words out of my mouth are a few colorful words. Then more came when I realized that picking them up and putting them in a bowl was not going to be an option. You see right now it is perfect conditions here for static electricity. No matter how I would try the darn things would just stick to my skin. So my only option was to restring them one by one. A few problems with this besides that fact that it is tedious work. First, the sequins are Crystal Iris (Iridescent), so they blend into the carpet very well if you don’t get them in the right light. I think I got them all, but I could swear there are still a few rebels in there. Second, these are cup sequins. So it does matter which way they go on the string. After the first few minutes of annoyance I actually started to enjoy restringing them. It was kind of therapeutic, like meditating. But by the end my back and legs and arms were hurting so much. I was cursing the little devils again. Now I know what your thinking. Why not just get the vacuum and trash em. Well, they are just soooo pretty and I didn’t want to go buy more and I needed them.
So there went my creative time. By the time I was finished my baby was up and I had to pick up my other girl from school. Ahhhhhh well. Another day maybe. I just need to be more careful next time. Of course these are famous last words. Because, let’s face it, it will happen again.
I will be sure to post some pictures of my owl soon though. Stay tuned.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *