Well, it's now the third week of being unemployed. I'm actually enjoying myself. Maybe too much! I've been making a dent into my stack of unread books and making a new list of books to be read at the same time. Looks like that stack will never get any smaller at that rate. My local library is my new best friend.
The closet that has been in desperate need of organizing is now organized, but for how long is anyone's guess. We're talking about the crafts closet. Need I say more?
During my hair pin lace fever I received a friendly email from tatter Hope Green complimenting my on my HPL. She said I made a wonderful start to her day. Well, her email was definitely a highlight of my day, too! Thank you, Hope, for your nice words. It's always a pleasant surprise when a fellow tatter/blogger writes to me.
Browsing the blogs, I came across a post about buttons and beads on Tat's Heaven's blog. So pretty were those hearts that I was consumed with the desire to do one for myself. Of course, it didn't quite turn out that way because I found a pattern for the most gorgeous beaded heart that I ended up doing that one instead. Working with beads and buttons makes me want to do more, so I'll be matching up some more thread and patterns tomorrow.
I used Flora 50 in dark red with 11/0 purple seed beads and 1/2" purple buttons. The heart and beads are actually a nice royal looking red and purple, but as usual, my scanner likes to make everything lighter.
I really need to get working on the 25 Motif Challenge again, but you know me -- easily distracted!