Most people I know spent the time between the new year and the old one partying, staying at home or sleeping.
Me? I greeted the New Year with a beaded bead.
Yes, I did say beaded bead.
I've been trying for -ages- to make those lovely scrunch beads in Carol Wilcox Wells' 'The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving'. My first attempt about nine months ago turned out a complete disaster. Having had more experience with peyote stitch now, I decided to try again.
Hot diggity dawg, it WORKED!
What a -lovely- way to usher in 2004. I'm now working on another one. Bead, that is, not year.
(Although it's nowhere near as overwhelmingly wonderful when the SO sent me my Christmas and early birthday presents. BOOKS! The Carol Wilcox Wells book is one of them, as well as one by Will Eisner and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 2, and Scott McCloud's 'Understanding Comics'. BOOKS!)