Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Beading in the desert

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


tiedyejudy said...

Sherrie, I'm so glad you have been enjoying your stay! And I'm glad the weather has been cooperating for you! Thanks for the tip about the Bead Garden... I'll have to check that out next time I get down there. BTW, the 'Yoga Quilt' is looking beautiful!

Lynda said...

Sherrie, Your pictures are lovely! And your yoga quilt is beautiful!

ellen gets crafty said...

Great photos - we just got back from Palm Desert, not as peaceful as Sedona! Your embroidery and beading are beautiful - as always.

Julia DesertSpring said...

Good thing you'll have all these photos to last you until next spring! That brick wall reminds me of the wall around the fireplace at the second house in KS. Remember that? Keith and I used to try to climb it all the time.