Friday, January 30, 2004

I'm Alive...

...although I nearly fell out of the bus this morning while the doors opened because it was too crowded so I'm thankful not to be a splotch on the road. This'll be a short post because I'm at work, and also because I haven't got a net connection up at home to do longer, more involved things with.

But I've moved! I'm settling into the new place and on Monday I get to meet Consomme for lunch - and craft-chat!

Happy, happy, happy Shuku. When my SO's connection comes up again (-his- DSL died too) I'll post pictures of the Great Chinese New Year Necklace made out of all those beaded beads.

Friday, January 09, 2004


So my job doesn't start till the 26th of this month - after Chinese New Year thank heavens - and I get to have a little more breathing time to settle the move. Everything's so up in the air. Agh.

But, on the other hand - I did manage to make some more beaded beads! As promised, here are the pictures. Two of them are scrunch beads from 'The Art and Elegance of Beading' and the spiky one is a Spiral Spikes bead.

Maybe I'll be able to do a few more of them sometime this week. In other news - the Booga Bag needs to be felted again. The washing machine, which is at my grandmother's place, gets constant use and takes -forever- to run so I don't usually remember to go over and dump the bag in until oh, midnight.

The knitting is on hold for a bit. More because I have to do some unpicking and it's been hot enough that every afternoon anything like knitting is just out of the question. Never realized how badly the heat could affect creativity!

At any rate, I've been working on some baking and some sketching. Another series of beads today for the bracelet I'm planning perhaps.

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Happy New Year!

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!)