"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left, and could say: "I used everything you gave me."
Thursday, January 13, 2011
So, I have signed up for the Bead Journal again this year, although I still need to finish a couple of squares for last year and get it all put together. But I didn't want to miss out on this year. I will be working smaller pieces this year, and I guess that's ok. Since way before Christmas I have been working on a beaded piece to put on a backpack for my Son. I fell so far behind this last year, what with my husbands illness and close call with death, but he is doing well and life is getting much more settled..some days better than others, but I am moving forward. I have also been working on the "Little Dresses for Africa" project and have almost a dozen dresses done. I hope to get them mailed off by next week. What a wonderful project. The little dresses are being sent to many countries, including the U.S. It is so nice to have projects lined up, makes life easier in some ways. Anyway, back to the backpack. Now that the image is completed, I still have to attach it to the backpack and do the beaded border all around. It will be so good to get it completed and sent off to him. Then I will get on to the other beading that is waiting. Besides the Journal pages, I am participating in a show at the Gallery in August and have to have at least six pieces done for that. Ideas have been swirling in my little brain, but I only have one piece started. I will post more later. I'm off to a birthday party for my boss Irene today, then the rest of the week is mine...I hope. More later.