I won’t lie. It was another rough week. I’m still working on finding and maintaining balance. The daily stress is taking its toll on me, but I will continue to forge ahead.
Making things has helped a lot. Items with “This is not normal” give me some comfort.
What’s particularly helpful is having things to make for other people. Speaking of which, I finished this pendant!
I also made a sheep pin, which has me eager to try my hand at a hedgehog. I also have a request for a black sheep. And, I found a mix of brown and gold sequins that will make for a lovely brown sheep.
I have some other ideas for more sheep. Maybe trying some with beads only, crystal sequins or even applying the regular sequins in a different pattern. (OMG!! while looking for a link for crystal sequins, I found a site with all kinds of sequins. Look at these patterned ones. I must make something with them right now! Fine words from a girl who never worked with sequins until this week.)
Later today I’ll be taking a journal-making class. Yay! It will be my first book/journal-making class, and I’m excited. Everything else has been something I learned with the help of books and the internet and tried on my own.
Also, Morgan picked out the loveliest yarn for socks for me to make for him. It’s way more fun than the plain black socks I still owe him. I cannot say how much fun I had looking at yarn with him. Funny the things that make my heart skip a beat.
On a final note, the headline comes from the song “Sheep,” by the Housemartins. Damn I loved that band in in86/87!
“Sometimes I get so angry with the simple life they lead
The shepherds smile seems to confirm my fears
They’ve never questioned anything, They’ve never disagreed
Sometimes I think they must have wool in their ears”