Whew! What a week! Lunch with friends. Spontaneous out of town art fair trip. Farmers Market fun and dinner with hubby. BEAUTIFUL weather. And of course - my Battle piece. Progress IS being made - in fact - I THINK the FRONT of the piece, the focal, the accents, etc. is just about done. BUT - since I've decided that the back also needs drama - that will be coming next. I'm VERY pleased with how it's turning out - my vision, my dream - is becoming reality with each pass of the needle through the beads. I DID have to break down and buy a few accents for it - one of them becoming a true miracle in itself - finding EXACTLY the same size, color and shape of bead at a different supplier than the original. That almost NEVER happens! And then almost running out of a certain color, and finding the exact same color among the beads I was gifted with last summer! THAT almost never happens either! That's why I think this piece was just destined to be - and why it's barely putting up a fight. Here's another tease - I can't wait to show you the actual finished piece sometime in June or July!
And as if that weren't enough- it's less than 2 weeks now before my annual open house! And I'M NOT READY! I have several pieces left in mind to make - if I get half of them made before then (between Battle piece and class instructions and the darn good book I'm reading) I'll be happy.
LIFE is in bloom all around me - and it's GOOD!