Restarting the mosaic wall
Having lots of work going on in your kitchen is great motivation to escape to the basement. Today I decided that it was time to finally get back to my beaded mosaic wall.
I have some new beads on the wall. It's so zen to have an audiobook going and spend a few hours just breaking and gluing shards to the wall. I feel certain that doing this lowers your blood pressure while you are doing it because I'm always really relaxed after a session. I suppose that it's a lot like sewing.
Just in case you might be delusional and thinking that I'm almost done this photo should clear that up. Next I will do the white behind these beads and then will finish out this horizontal section and at that point I'll be HALF done. So you will still see lots more of this project but hopefully the updates will come faster.
On the kitchen front I think we are about a day away from being able to partially move back in the space. That means that the messy stuff is about done and we will be in waiting mode for the countertop installation. But we will be able to move back into the space and restock the upper cabinets. I picked up the backsplash tile today and just ordered some sample drawer pulls and cabinet knobs. That will be the last decision and that decision is more about covering the footprint of the current pulls and knobs, than a design decision.
We're sooo close and the first thing I'm going to do when we can use the kitchen fully again is to make some cookies. I really need some cookies.
1/23/2019 01:04:08 pm
The wall is looking good! That is cool tile! I like the variation in textures.
1/23/2019 08:57:41 pm
Your mosaic work is coming together—so much fun to see your progress! Just curious—what type of cookie will you make?
1/23/2019 10:15:29 pm
I so enjoy seeing your mosaic work. So whimsical! It makes me smile.
1/23/2019 10:36:15 pm
I am happy to see this wall again. I am really glad you are working on it again. It is already gorgeous, but it just keeps getting better.
1/24/2019 09:50:27 am
I've been missing this wall Vicki, and it's good to see it again. You are definitely right about doing things like this, because they certainly are cathartic, except when I make a huge mistake, and have to walk away for a couple of days, like now. I have a major stitch removal waiting for me...very small stitches, and if I didn't have a deadline, it probably would just leave it for awhile. Your backsplash tile is beautiful and I can't wait to see it on the wall.
1/24/2019 12:22:21 pm
The beadwork is so beautiful. I can't imagine how beautiful it will bee when the whole project is done. Great to have a good project handy when the kitchen remodeling seems to go on and on. But it will be so nice when it's done. Would love to see photos of it.
1/24/2019 12:23:36 pm
Oh my Vicki, how how magnificent...a real beauty and FUN!
1/25/2019 01:37:34 am
I love these walls of yours.
1/26/2019 06:10:32 pm
I actually wondered the other day if I had missed you finishing the wall and thought surely I hadn't. So glad to see you working on it again!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.