Beginning November

I've begun my November page a bit early, knowing that I'll probably end up doing my December page a bit late - it all evens out in the end. Once again this is a page that I have no plan for - Well I did kind of have a plan, but just like all of my other pages, it went out the window as soon as I sat down to bead. I don't know where the orange beads came from - suddenly they were just there and I rather like them there now that I'm used to them. We'll see where I go from here. I'm so happy that I decided on a rather largish sized page this year - it gives me more room to experiment.


October page finished!

Earth tones are not my forte. In fact, I don't even own a pair of brown shoes much less anything else in those tones but October was a month of challenges and so I challenged myself with earth tones. I'm very glad it's finished. I grew tired of it long before it was finished. But as a person who often doesn't finished things she's not pleased with, I am proud of myself for completing it.


Slow progress on October

Life keeps getting in the way of beading but I'm making slow progress on October - beading when I get the chance to sit down for a few minutes.


And now for something completely different

Are you old enough to remember when they used to say that on the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons?
First I'd like to thank all of the people who have been stopping by and writing such lovely comments about my September piece. I worked on it for so long that I started to not care for it myself so it really did wonders for me that so many of you enjoyed it. Thanks so much.

This year I decided to stretch myself with the Bead Journal Project - and so for October I'm working in earth tones - It's really difficult for me as I think you can tell by the rigidness of the beginnings of this page. I'm hoping that I can work some of 'me' in there while still keeping with the color pallette. I so seldom use these colors that I had to go to the bead store yesterday on my lunch hour to pick up some size 6 beads. Even the store had a limited selection! I managed to find some that I liked (like I could even think of going into a bead store and not find something!) and began work last night. I've half wanted to tear it out and start over but Robin's voice whispers in my ear saying 'keep going' and so here is the beginning.