Friday, July 27, 2007

Where did July go?

This month has flown by so fast..

I had my birthday, went to the Puget Sound Bead Festival, worked & gardened a whole lot.

I also beaded but I have not even finished the page for June, let alone start July's page & I feel like such a flake - I am rethinking the whole thing as I really want to be part of the BJP & not a drop out. I need to make my pages smaller as right now, the time I can spend beading is limited to a few hours in the evenings that I don't work at my part time job. My daylight hours are spent out in the garden & as this is income related I can't trade the spade & pruners for my beading needle as much as I'd like to.

I started with pages that are 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" I planned to make them 3D & set each of them into a frame but that will have to be another time as it just isn't happening right now, time is not being my friend

This is the page I started for June & as you can see, I still have a long way to go....
So rather than be behind forever, right now I am going to go look at the fabrics I have & decide on a smaller do-able size for my pages & I will work out how to display them later

I did meet Robin at the Puget Sound Bead Fest although I think she wondered who the heck I was at first as I kind of joined a group of folks who were talking to her -I was waiting for the right moment to introduce myself but it didn't go as I had hoped, as Robin thought I was part of the group - I kinda felt like I had my foot in my mouth, oh well worse things happen as sea, right?
I had a wonderful time at the bead fest, I took an all day class with Judy Walker on the Friday. Cyn, one of my friends from up in the Seattle area had also signed up for the same class, so we got to spend some beady time together. I also got to spend time with a couple more of my friends from the Seattle area, Helaine & Sassy Sharon. I also shopped 'til I dropped LOL & came home with with a nice stash of new beads that made me feel quite decadent - And because I have been so busy I really haven't done more than look at them all

OK, I'm off to find what I can do about some smaller pages that I can actually complete in the meager time I have to bead at the moment