Bare with me my dear friends as I hab a cood! I wanted to post this yesterday but unfortunately I first ran out of energy then well I was hoping for a bit of sunshine for my picture but that isn't looking like it is going to happen. I also want to thank you all so much for the support for Shelby this past week. She is doing well right now and we are hoping it stays that way. On to the fun!
Jaycee of jayceepatterns really needs you all to give her some major love for me. If you remember a while back I did a little review of a free pattern of hers, a Russian spiral variation. She liked it so much that SHE approached me to do this review for her AND knowing that I most likely did not have the beads for it she sent them to me. Yes I know I was so blown away by not only her generosity but that she had so much faith in me and values my opinion you could have knocked me over with a feather. She not only deserves my loyalty but also my trust and friendship. Thank you Jaycee.
Here is Spanish Lace
Now isn't that gorgeous? This pattern looks crazy to try and stitch doesn't it? Let me tell you it is not and if it weren't for waiting for the beads to arrive and the drama of last week I would have posted it so much sooner. This pattern flows so easily and her diagrams are spot on. I find it funny now that when I get a pattern to review I first read through the whole thing to see if I can work easily or if a serious amount of concentration. This requires attention but not brain binding in any way. Also it has the benefit of not feeling as if all you are doing is repeating the same stitch. You know what I mean I hope. Here is the funniest part yet though. I do not like "flat" beadwork. I like "beefy" and dimensional but I am TOTALLY IN LOVE with this piece. The feel of it, the look of it and let's face it, it is just plain gorgeous! She has also designed a necklace and earrings to go with it and I WILL be getting those as soon as I can get the beads to do it. Here they are and the links are in the pictures.
I am so thrilled that she had that much faith in me and I can never thank her enough for that!
I need a nap now.
Hugs and Blessings