I know you are all tired of seeing this denim vest, but she is finished and I wanted to show her off. I have worked in segments of 3-4 hours at a time and it only took 5-6 times to finish it. I love to bead while I am watching TV. Sometimes, DH has to jar me back to reality to keep from missing something we are watching. I don't think he minds, though.
I started off with a nicely made denim vest from CJ Banks, I wore it several times as it was, but I felt it needed something to set off the tailored look of it. I started out by adding lace to the yoke, pockets and collar. Then I started to bead one of my "tilty-head" girls on the back, with the plan being to look like a connect the dot picture. Somewhere along the line (possibly to cover up several boo-boos) the design evolved into a fully beaded picture. I sewed on pewter charms on the pockets, collar points and have a parade of jungle animals marching across the back.
On another note...
I am thinking of starting another blog. A weight loss blog. I am 40 pounds overweight, by all standards and I need a tool to help with my accountability. There is a really nice family fitness center being built in our neighborhood and it will be completed in about one year. I know it sounds silly, but I want to be in better shape before I go. So I thought I would consider this venture a year long plan. That way I can lose about one pound a week and meet my goal in time for the Grand Opening.
At, first I had decided to make this a private blog, but that might be a cop out when it comes to accountability. Is anyone interested in joining me in a weigh-in, food, and exercise log (or even just encouragement)? Let me know what you think of this idea.
That's all for now. Take care.