She has been doing a lot of beading work lately. (Something not usually associated with either Embroidery or Smocking, but which seems to show up quite frequently when they talk about what skills they would like to learn or projects they would like to complete. Call it a shiny distraction from the norm if you will.)
This bracelet is a little less massive. Again the smaller beads from the bezel and tie the three larger stones together.
Far lighter still was this necklace that appears to be made form a series of shells or flower petals.
Terry likes doing her "bling" projects because when she wears them to a meeting, they always get comments from the ladies.
That doesn't mean she has ignored her Smocking, however.
And Terry even branched out a little this year doing some quilting. With the Messingers turning out grandchildren at a rapid pace (two or three a year!) Terry knocked together two baby blankets for this year's arrivals.
The items above are only a small sample of things she has worked on this year. Several have been sent out to be framed. Others have found their way into the jewelry box or gift boxes.
The calendar has flipped to 2015 and more projects are stacking up in Terry's sewing room. (Faster than they are getting done!) And the Messingers are still producing grandchildren while we've one of our own on the way so Terry better get cracking!