Running out of Beads.

I hope everyone had a good easter. I had a family lunch with my aunt, 2 cousins and our house guest. It was good to catch up. I also finished the second cube house, though it dose not have a roof as I got impatient and really as it is a prototype it dose not actually need one since the first one has a roof and was not going to do anything different on the second.

Later I will be making a third proto, but it will be completely different so we shall see how it goes. For now, I wanted to do something different but am limited for choice because as the title says I am running out of beads.

Don’t get me wrong I do have a decent amount, the problem is its all smaller amounts of different colours/finishes, not enough of any one colour to do a large project, except possibly one maybe. I will attempt to make all the parts for it anyway, and see if I have enough to put together, once I figure out what the inside shape of it actually is. I spent yesterday afternoon working out shape sizes that would fit together with different shapes as they don’t have the same bead count on each row.

I had to modify Diane Fitzgerald’s Square by one row; adding in an extra row with 2 corner beads on the repetition to get the one corner bead on the end row to join up with the other shapes.

It is hard to see in the photos, but the hexagon once you get to a certain size does not stay flat, which is mildly vexing, but I’ll just have to live with it, and hope it works out well in my projects.

Millie was being a sookie this morning so I

did not get much beadwork done. She really wanted to curl up in my arms and bury her head in my armpit. Because you know cats.

I also went for an hour (ish) long walk as I am trying to get healthy again and on the way, I saw this trolley just chilling in the park. On the way pack I ended up taking it with me and leaving it in a smaller attached park close to the road so that it would be easy for Coles to pick it up. I reported it so they would know where it was. I really can’t understand why anyone would go to the effort of taking it all that way and ditching it as pushing it on the park path was horrid.

I did also see some more typical park things like lilies and birds on my walk. I’ll have to get some decent walking shoes though if I am going to make walking a habit. The ones I wore were not really up to the task anymore.

hum other than that I actually started make the shapes yesterday for my international project proposition. As the Zoom meeting did not happen and I’ve not heard back yet I don’t know what to expect. Still as much as I’d like to make it a community project I might just have to do it on my own making it as I go along which will be super hard for me as the theme I picked is patchwork. Any way I’ll make parts for it over the next year and we shall see. On the plus side is that I don’t need lots of any one colour to make parts for the project so that is something, and even if it dose work out to be an international project well the more parts the better.

have a great night, Lou

Published by Louise

Hey there, most people call me Lou and I am a passionate dreamer and creator of funky beaded creations. I dream of having my creations featured in galleries and am working to make that dream a reality. When I am not working or creating I am spending time with family and friends, reading or watching movies.

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