Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bracelet finished :-)

I mounted the bracelet yesterday and managed to stir my febrile bones and get a pic of it today. Can't seem to shake this cold! All it is now is stuffy alternating with runny nose and achy bones, but it's beginning to frustrate me. I was hoping to get more done this week!
Ah well, I'm hitting the zinc and vitamin C and OJ and superfood.
On to planning for December's page!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bracelet progress

Looks like I just might get the bracelet done. I'm home sick with a nasty little cold and don't have the energy to do much, so sitting around sewing this little bracelet to the blank should just about do it. Now WHY do I feel like it's cheating to just fill up the space with all these cool little lucite flowers and pretty cabs? I AM going to edge the whole thing with beads, but fairly large beads, I'm thinking of using some size 8/0's I got last year. Quite the departure for me, but, heck, I like the look.

Monday, November 26, 2007

This is my first post in November???

Where the heck, you might ask, have I been? Well, as some may know, November is National Novel Writing Month, and this is the second year I've participated. The deal is you make a goal to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in 30 days. It doesn't have to be good (one of the mottos is "December is for rewrites"), it doesn't even have to make sense, you just need to commit to write. My son, who has participated in this thing three times (while pulling a full load at a tough college), got me into it last year and I had fun with it. But this year I also had the BJP commitment and wasn't sure I'd be able to manage both. Well, I've made my 50,000 word goal, and even like my little novel so far, and I've finished my page. The page is in honor of the Mexican festival of the Day of the Dead which is traditionally celebrated on the first of November and even in some places for a week in November. I love the bright colors and flowers and symbolism of meeting up with our beloved dead for a bit, I think it's such a celebration of life. I used charlottes and various fancy beads for the skull itself, and then used vintage lucite flowers as the wreath surrounding the skull. Meanwhile, I'm hoping to get a bracelet done before the 30th and then I'll be quite proud. So far this month has been a blast!