So let's dive in. This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Sofa and all I could think about was those tacky fabrics from the couches of the 1970's. Anybody else remember them (or try to forget them)? Of course you do! This pattern was awesome to design but being my head was foggy it was a bit of "fun" to bead.
Does it or does it not look like a '70's sofa? I used 4 colors of delicas. I do love the color combo. But I am so glad it was not on a bigger scale pattern, lol.
For a while I have been wanting to participate in Bead-it-Forward and I have been mulling it over and then one of my beady friends, Becca, mentioned that I should do some work for Bead-it-Forward. So I got off my butt and designed 3 patterns. I am hoping to get them all done, but for now I only have 1 done.
For those who don't know what Bead-it-Forward is, a bunch of bead artists send in 1.5 x 1.5 inch square of bead art that pertains to that years theme. Now the beautiful people in charge put all the squares together in small 9 square "quilts" and various other items, which then get auctioned off. 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. Each year they pick a different theme, this years theme is Space.
So for my first time joining I am really excited and I give you my first BIF piece.
I have yet to attach it to the backing but I have to get on it and send it in ASAP! Hope you like it. That is it for me this week. Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the great artwork that the ladies have come up with, and maybe even join in the fun. Also go and check out Bead it forward to check out the great art work and get dates to when the auction will start. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments, I love them all.
It looks EXACTLY like a 70's era pattern! You nailed it! I can't thank you enough for the pattern for my hubs, especially now that I'm reading that you have been sick (and didn't say a word!). I also appreciate the link over to my blog. Take care of yourself. Do the chicken soup thing and get lots of rest!ReplyDelete
Thanks Becca, I remember someone in my family having this pattern sofa. Awful! LOL You are welcome. I wish I had chicken soup. I might have to make some from scratch, or not lol. Take care of yourself my dearDelete
Well, if I lived closer, I would bring you some soup in a heartbeat for everything you have done for me, heck, just for you being you!ReplyDelete
Awww thanks so much, that is so sweet! I think we would get into alot of trouble if we lived closer hahaDelete
ACK! The seventies! None of us escaped it, did we?! My humble abode is still very 1973--all the original appliances in that charming harvest gold (yup, the fridge still works; they don't make them like they used to!). Had to get rid of the shag carpeting, though. I'm sure that sofa would have been quite happy here, and probably was at one time!ReplyDelete
The Bead-it-Forward project looks like a great program, sorry I don't bead. Sending virtual chicken soup! Have a brilliant day! Cheryl
Thanks Cheryl, yea the 70's are kinda like a fungus, it just doesn't want to leave haha.Delete
what a great idea for your inchie - we had tasteful green couches in the 70's but I do remember some friends having the ones like your pattern. I was wondering how you were going to do couch in such a small space - I had trouble with quilling something. great workReplyDelete
Thanks Kia, we had a green one as well, in the basement. But I do remember those lovely orangy colorsDelete
I do remember that sofa pattern, LOL! Fun take on sofa. Wonderful program to participate in too!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much JeanDelete
I wondered how you would manage the sofa, great idea. Thankfully I didn't have one like that.ReplyDelete
LOL thanks Wendy, you were one of the lucky ones!Delete
Sorry to hear about your ongoing issues with that cold! Seems that is what is happening this year...Bill & I have both had one that we almost got rid of & then it reappeared.ReplyDelete
Your sofa tacky fabrics idea took me right back to one we had in our rented accommodation in the Middle East in the seventies before I left home lol!
Thanks Sally, sorry that you and Bill are not feeling good either. Glad I could bring back memories of tacky 70's furniture ;)Delete