Long Time No Bead


I've actually been working on a couple of little things - just very little is done, I finished another egg for that art exchange I'm participating in - and started yet another one - beading an egg with delicas takes a long time - a very long time - particularly since my hands have been bothering me so I take many more breaks than I'm used to.

It's also been very hectic - no it's been chaotic - at work and that tires me. I come home, sit in my chair, look at my beads and stare into space until it's time for bed. I've been pondering my September page - It's interesting to me that since I've begun this BJP my color pallette has changed rather dramatically, resulting in a need for me to add beads to my stash that I never had a need for before so today I headed down to Shipwreck for some topazy/goldish bead goodness. Since this entire project is a learning experience for me - a beginning in bead embroidery, this time I thought I'd change up and draw the pattern onto the fabric first and then embroider, rather than just going willy-nilly as is my normal procedure.

While not totally bead related, but sorta kinda - I'm very excited to be taking this class in October, along with some others. I can see this rug-hooked house with beads and buttons - I haven't had a proper vacation in a couple of years now so I'm really looking forward to this trip.


Kiwi Ellen said...

Yummie new beads, I love to see pictures of newly acquired beady goodies & Shipwreck is such a great place to shop

Kiwi Ellen said...

How cool, you are going to have a ball!
A couple of my friends are going to be there & they invited me to join them. I as much as I'd like to go, I have way too many irons in the fire right now & I'm afraid something like this would put me into melt down LOL

Sue in western WA said...

I wish I could attend ArtFiberFest. It sounds so cool and like so much fun! You'll have to be sure to report back for those of us who can't be there!