Sunday, June 17, 2007
One new cat. Several new bracelets.
I've been teaching "kitchen table classes" at my home just lately and it's been great fun to work with the same students on more than one project. These women are particularly ambitious - even as beginners, when I wondered if they'd cope with homework, they kept showing up with not one cuff done to the stage we were working - but two.
I find it easier to teach a project if I do one myself for demonstration purposes - and then, of course, like my students, I get hooked and just have to try a design in different colors. This is my excuse for the series of RAW stitch and diamond stitch bracelets going on forever!
The cat (Smoke) and me, have been working very hard on the second bead journal page, as well. He especially likes that there are fringes to chew. His job is to pilfer spools of thread and to make sure that he packs the beads down into my beading cloth by walking back and forth across them. The other day, I stopped him in the midst of trying to pull beading needles out of my beading station with his teeth. His eyes light up every time I sit down in the studio because to him, that's quality time. If he stands on my work, he's nearly at eye-level, and he enjoys being face to face with the house-monkey so that he can assert his position as the boss of me.
I'm waiting now for a shipment from joggles. Still (after a lot of hours) not sure of what I've done with page two...but I'm hopeful. We'll see when my fabric background comes - and I'll post if it's not a disaster.
Cheers. (Note: I've updated the photos so that one series is shown in one shot.)