>Home for Beading

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I know I should be like many other bloggers and post something about Christmas seeing how it’s Christmas Eve and everything, but the truth is I’m just not feeling it. Christmas will be just another day to me, probably because I won’t be home for the holidays. Of course, neither will many American servicemen & women serving in the Middle East, so my thoughts & prayers are with them this holiday season as I continue working on my beaded M1 Abrams main battle tank.

beaded camo camouflage print military Afghanistan fallen soldiers U.S. pop art war bead embroiderySemi-beaded M1 Abrams main battle tank. Bead embroidery on f elt.
21″ wide x 11″ tall (53 x 30cm)

During the past couple of days I did a lot of beading. I completed more freeform peyote stitch on the shadow beneath my beaded military tank. And, I have only broken one beading needle so far! Can you see what I have done? Can you see what I have left to do? How do you think it looks? I plan to take the next few days off of blogging so that I can keep beading…

Also, before I forget, please stop by to enter my final Lark Books giveaway for the year. CLICK HERE for a chance to win a brand new copy of Marcia DeCoster’s ‘Beaded Opulence’! One winner will be selected on Sunday, December 27!

Until then, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

6 thoughts on “>Home for Beading

  1. >Oh, Diana…I'm sorry, I didn't know you weren't heading home and that you just weren't feeling it! You are so thoughtful keeping our servicemen and women in your thoughts and prayers.The tank is looking just awesome and the freeform peyote looks great! I hope you treated yourself to some special food and brews while you kept beading during the holiday. Looking forward to seeing more. ~Lisa

  2. >We hope you had a good one? We did, apart from the meat being undercooked even though we followed the recipe to the letter. Fortunately we rectified the situation and went on to have a lovely day with slightly overcooked vegetables instead.

  3. >That tank… too cool, it looks amazing to me!I understand about the Christmas post, I even had one ready and just never go around to finishing it. Oh well.So nice to mention (and send prayers out to) our service men and women, it can't be done enough.Have fun beading, I look forward to the results!

  4. >Merry Christmas Ms. Beader.That tank is looking great. I'm not even a beader and I like watching what you can make.I'm also not home for Christmas, also wasn't last year.

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