Tuesday, January 16, 2007

What I've Been Up To

It's been awhile since I posted last and not because I've been avoiding crafting. As I read around blog land there seems to be this lack of crafting going on. Almost a post holiday crash if you will. I suspect that those that are busy crafting are just not posting as I notice a few suspicious absentees on the blog rolls. I know I've been working on various items, and plan on posting them shortly, but have not wanted to log in and work on the blog. Partly because I didn't want to cut into craft time and partly because of computer issues. It seems when I want to post I can't get online, and it's not worth the effort to make hubby reboot his system for me to be able to log on. Especially if I can use that time to work on a project. lol
I've started working through my list of items I want to complete this year. This self imposed list is basically titled..."Things I've always wanted to do, gathered the stuff to do, but not done yet!" First on the list is the beaded egg.
At first glance in the magazine I thought..."I have to make on of those!" I just never got around to it. So while I was crocheting on the afghan during vacation I thought about it and decided on the colors. After putting the afghan away, I started on it. It was a fairly easy beaded project once I picked up the rhythm. The pattern is from the April 2004 issue of Bead & Button and really, they did a great job with the diagrams showing you how to weave this! I worked the main portion of the beading on a Sunday, and finished it on Wednesday, so it really was a quick project. (The egg was painted Monday and sealed on Wednesday morning.) I don't know why I thought this was going to take much longer!! The only thing left to do is to buy the stand for it as it's current resting place is a crystal bud vase. lol

1 comment:

Don Bangert said...

Great job on the picture! You'll have to tell me how you took it.