2/3/07

This Week





This week I worked on some baskets, pulled out some older needlecases I'm wondering about turning into "baskets", started on the laura mccabe piece (and realized that it did matter that I had 10mm squares instead of the 8mm ones she uses) which I now have to figure out how to adjust to fit my beads and got the nasty cold/flu that's been going around all winter.
I'm very thankful that I work at home and can bead inbetween coughing bouts and nose blowings...I feel bad about the folks who have to drag themselves to work feeling as lousy as I do!
Anyway...I've gotten stuck about half way through the red/white/black basket...don't like it and I'm not sure that's it's salvageable...plus, I'm wanting to get started on the second Basho piece. I've got the fabric but can't find the focal piece for it....I've made some notes on the major themes of this part and I like the haiku as well...

The passing spring,
Birds mourn,
Fishes weep
With tearful eyes.

Birds and Fish are major parts of my life here on the coast as well...I walk along the bay and see herons and egrets as well as the more common seagulls and cormorants....then there are all the birds that come to our backyard bird feeders....hummingbirds, finches, sparrows, blue jays.

Maybe I can put in a few stitches today...

10 comments:

Janet C. said...

Hope your feeling better soon. Your bead work is beautiful as always.

Janet C. said...

Hey you did it!!!

beadbabe49 said...
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beadbabe49 said...

thanks so much...I now have one of my photos of the beach at the top of this blog...in case you hadn't noticed, LOL!
many thanks to janet C!

Janet C. said...

Your good to go my friend.

Jewels said...

Wow! I love your new header! Makes me wish I lived closer to a beach, you lucky lady!

Your little baskets are SOOOOOOO cute! (My fave is the green/yellow herringbone one, I love its shape).

I know what you mean about breaking down, or figuring out thread paths in others projects at a glance. Laura always has great designs too. (I wonder what that girl eats?!? LoL!) I love that ultimate bead of hers. Must be the shiny crystals that get me. ;)

Your work is fabulous B. Very inspiring.

beadexplorer said...

You seem to be quite busy beading. Lucky you that you live near the coast. How I love the sea, but sea is beyond reach from where I live. Get well soon.

beadbabe49 said...

hi j! LOL! yes, I'd love to have laura's energy...she must be a whirlwind in action!

hi, be! well, I'm sure getting closer to my "usual" schedule, thank goodness!

The Lone Beader said...

HI Beadbabe! Do you sell your little baskets?? That tall black one is begging to become part of my collection=:)

beadbabe49 said...

I do, lb...I'll email you about it.