Category Archives: beading


The blogging, it’s been sparse. The knitting has also been sparse. It’s just too damn hot to knit. I have been knitting a felted bag, but (of course) I keep forgetting to take a picture of it.

So, what have I been doing?

I’ve been uploading my whole stash to Ravelry.

I’ve been finding dog toys posed in weird positions:

This past Saturday I was barbecuing with the Warm The World folks.

When I arrived home from the barbecue, my date, Harry, was waiting for me:

I finished the book in about 24 hours (with a couple breaks for sleeping) and I think it was just perfect. It was worth the wait and it lived up to the hype (which I did not expect it to do).

This afternoon, I did something I’ve never done before:

I bought the beading supplies at a 50% off sale last year and just got around to using them. I’m not really interested in beading, but I wear a medic alert bracelet and I’m cheap frugal. The batch of bracelets I bought years ago are showing their age and are not holding up very well. So, I decided to make them myself.

I have to say, I’m very happy with the results. I had no clue what I was doing. I just kind of operated on instinct and before I knew it, I had finished eleven bracelets. I didn’t enjoy the beading enough to do it on a regular basis (I also don’t wear jewelry), but I’m glad I can make my own medic alert bracelets now.