>St. Patrick’s Day Parade


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!


It’s just not St. Patty’s Day without a parade, especially the parade in South Boston. Except this year, there might be a wee bit of snow on the ground. But, that’s ok… A little snow never hurt anything… as long as there’s a pub that serves Guinness nearby. And, if the Dropkick Murphys happened to be playing there, that would be even better=:)

But, before I head out to the pub, I want to show you the progress on my
beaded ’43 Chevy fire truck. I decided that this piece was way too big to use glue on the back, so I stitched on 2 pieces of velcro instead. Then, I glued the other side of the velcro to my cardboard structure. Now, the center is held into place, and if repairs ever needed to be done to the beadwork, the support is removable.

Then, I started to stitch a backing onto the piece. The bottom will done in black Ultrasuede, and the top half will be done in red to match the beads. Hopefully, I’ll figure out a presentable way to keep the windows open in the back, as well, because I want to be able to see through them.

This is going to be a slightly slow process…
I think you have time for a couple of pints=:)

8 thoughts on “>St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  1. >Better late than never. I finally got my audio going and LOVE the DropKick Murphy’s! I have to listen to more of them! Nice touch to include with the picture! Now you will have to include the sounds of fire engines roaring down the street with your firetruck. If you want I can record some for you…..hehe!

  2. >You bead (lol I almost typed “you bean”) and know who the Dropkick Murphys are! Yeah, you’re ok in my book!That is one of the few bands I seen in concert

  3. >Your work always gives a great sense of the three dimensional – but some pieces more than others. This is one that really creates a sense of depth. I love the reds in the truck. Amazing work…which surprises no one, including me, I’m sure. I’d be surprised if you ever did anything…well…ordinary.

  4. >Ah, LB, Have one for me too. The truck is looking so good, I love it. I’m going to have to do a scan of my backside of bead emboridery. I don’t think mine is as tidy as yours, but I’m thinking maybe not everything shows up so much on a scan, either! 😉 I’ll have to try it and see. I also like that you are going to have holes or see through for the windows. Yea!

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