I suppose it’s time to dust the cobwebs off this joint once again. I am mildly stunned I didn’t manage a single post in January. It’s mostly because we’re super busy right now as a family, but it’s also because I haven’t really been inspired to do anything in particular. Winter blahs, maybe? Yes, I think so.
We’ve had plumbers and electricians here at the house for one thing or another and have several other projects that are *this* close to being completed, but yet they are not done and I’m letting those lingering repairs and projects clog me up for a metric ton of other stuff I need to be or want to be doing instead.
I’ve worked on a few things here and there like the community quilt square Molly designed and I stitched down:
I’ve also been making stacks and stacks of colorful recycled sari silk bracelets. I’m still working out how I’ll finish these bangles…do I add enameled charms and/or lampwork beads? I will definitely include some embroidery or stitching of some sort. I’ve been wearing the first one I made for a few weeks now paired with my sterling bangles that I wear all the time and have received far more compliments on it than I thought I would…I mean, I love it, yes, but I know the style is not for everyone. Anyway, should the sun ever return I will snap some pics to share. I need to sit down to the bench to get another set of my Magpie Bangles (a project featured in the upcoming 30 Minute Bracelets due out in June 2012!) made. The two styles will blend together perfectly since these newer bracelets branch off from the design of the Magpies.
Okay! I’m glad I made a point to sit down and write something here today. It’s pumping me up to get something new made! But first I HAVE TO GET SOME OF THESE HOUSE PROJECTS DONE. They are like cinder blocks hanging around my neck! Sheesh. Be back soon with less cinder blocks .