My "yoga quilt" was on the back burner for the last week while we entertained company (miles of hiking and lots of good food and fun), but now I'm stitching again. Today I started adding these lavender drop beads that I found at The Bead Garden of Sedona. I went in looking for drop beads, and they just happened to be 50 percent off! It's a really nice bead shop.
The color of the beads reminded me of these flowers (above) and of the large flowering rosemary plant (below) that we saw today at the Sedona Heritage Museum.
These rocks that someone artistically wedged into the crook of a tree at Red Rock Crossing could be nature's beads.
Here's a shot of the yoga quilt when I was working on the embroidery. Below are some photos from my wanderings in Arizona -- the colors reflect those in the quilt. I started the quilt in Washington, dreaming of sunny desert colors, and I'm thrilled to finally be surrounded by those colors in person.
This cactus is at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, but everything else is from Sedona.
Have a colorful day