A fool for fall

Heavens! It’s been a month of Sundays since I’ve last made a post. Chalk it up to both a busy schedule and lack of motivation.

The last month in a nutshell:

I’ve been making stuff. I’ve been worried that none of it is good enough. I’ve been selling stuff. I’ve been relieved.

Still plugging away at keycaps. In fact, I ordered some single ones two days ago and am excited to get them. Orange! Olive drab! Yay! Fun will be in the air. I admit, however, that rows and profiles still stymy me. I will get my head around it all. One day.

In the meantime, a few are awaiting resin, including these two.

I’ve given up on the idea of recreating fordite with resin. However, I put one of my fordite/glass cabochons to use. I started out with the wrong color of beads on the outside. I realized my mistake and made the change. This is why I need to document my work. (I think I have my first 2018 goal.)

Fordite meets bead embroidery.

This past weekend Seattle’s dry-and-hot spell broke. The rainy, gray days had me longing to break out yarn. So, I spent a lot of time this week working on the tea house wrap. I used a b-day gift card to get some of the Caron Cakes yarn in blueberry parfait.

Caron Cakes. Blueberry Parfait. Lovely.

I love the colors. I love how soft it is. And, I learned that going up a size in crochet hook really gives you a better drape and overall feel of the yarn. I used one ball to make this granny “square” shawl. I have to say, I love how this yarn has some wool in it. I is really great to work with.

These colors are me, too.

Speaking of birthdays, mom got me a Fiberista club gift. And the Eastside Ponders gave me a beadcrate subscription. Yay! Now, where’s that delayed gift of extra time?

But then there are these colors in the Big Cakes”! Im already looking for the ideal pattern.

I’m taking another week off in two weeks. The goal is to make and make and make some more. I’d like to be ready for my three or four holiday shows. Maybe this year I’ll have more time to enjoy the holiday season? That would be great. What if I actually bought Christmas cards instead of making them? Naaahhh…

Before I go, I’m also happy to report that the beau recently got a new job. He is so excited; it’s pretty great to see. His excitement made him extra sassy, but it’s all good.

I’d better get back to it. I promise to do my best to document what I make. At least I promise to try.

I made the cabochon with resin and paint. A happy accident indeed!
I found orange flowers that did not fade when they are dried and pressed.
More dried flowers. Just waiting for resin.

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