I needed a little sanity break so I met some friends in town for some gab, apple crisp, and new-skill-learnin'. Rhonda showed us a pattern (we kind of freestyled it), we picked out our colors, and got to work.
I haven't done any beading before so I didn't quite know what to expect. The repetition of stringing the beads was nice, it required enough focus that I felt "in the zone", but could still carry on a good conversation (at least until the string knotted and Molly the knot-untyer extraordinaire had to come to the rescue).
I was pretty slow. I think it took me an hour to get these first few rows done. (maybe not, but close)
My teacher reminded me that it wasn't a race, but you can clearly see who was bringing up the rear.
Happily, we all finished and were able to proudly sport our new bracelets. I'll tell ya, I have a whole new appreciation for you bead-stringers out there, this was time-consuming work. I think I can also see how it could be kind of addictive too.
Sanity restored and I have a cool bracelet to boot. That's a pretty good way to spend a Wednesday afternoon.
Have you done any bead stitching? Have you taken a class to learn a new skill lately? What do you do to coax your sanity back from the brink?
Happy Thursday, all.