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I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. – Isacc Newton

Yesterday I was, for the first time since February, able to actually do some beading. I worked on my green carnelian project, and I was able to add three more cabochons to it. It was a bit difficult at first to get into it, as I usually find when I pick up a project after a long interval. I was a bit despairing at first, not being able to remember where I was going with the beadwork I had already done. Inspiration was slow to come. But I took a deep breath, calmed myself down, picked up a cab, put it on the fabric, and started beading, and eventually it felt as if no time had passed at all. Here’s how it looks so far:

Bead embroidery on satin crepe

The second row at the top left corner is what I did last night. Not bad for 2 & 1/2 hours. The work area is 4″ by 4″, although when I fill in the spaces between the cabs I will stitch beyond those borders, because that’s what I ended up doing with the first side.

The past few mornings my daughter Lily has wanted to go outside to blow bubbles (after the requisite episode of the Doodlebops, of course). She loves to go outside, whether to blow bubbles or to take a walk, or look for birds or kitty cats. Here are a few photos from this morning:

Outside our house, blowing bubbles. May 2008.

Outside our house, blowing bubbles.  May 2008.

Outside our house, blowing bubbles. May 2008.

She will be two on June 2, and is very cute, if I do say so myself. And also very exasperating at times!

I have in mind a pair of earrings I’d like to try. I have to restring a necklace for a co-worker of mine, and oh yes I worked some more on the frame that I started in December that was supposed to be a Christmas present for a certain someone. Remember? Well now it’s going to be a Father’s Day gift. So at least I’ve got that covered. I have that to finish, the necklace, my mother-in-law asked me to restring a necklace of hers, and I’m still trying to find a way to make the necklace work that I had wanted to make my sister for her birthday. Other than those things I’m going to work on making some earrings for myself, and I have a bracelet project, Irina, that is next on the list too. Busy, busy, busy. But if I don’t keep busy I’ll just fall asleep from exhaustion, and what fun is that?

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