Well that was fun. Now I just need to wait for the snows to melt and the greens to green and I'll be back on the course!
I am happy to say I have kept my promise to myself and actually worked on Twigs for a bit yesterday. I'm thinking Monday will be Twigs day and I will work on him first thing in the a.m. before I head to the office.
I was puttering along quite nicely and then I heard something drop and I couldn't figure out what it was since I only had seed beads out at the time. Oh no! It was his mane. The tiger eye beads I used must be pretty sharp and I think because I was beading down his neck in the back I must have just been pressing them this way and that way as I was beading and the thread was cut. Bummer. So I re-sewed them on and will pay closer attention to them as I work. Here's a pic of his mane that I took over the summer.
I will set him aside for the week, and start working on a bracelet or two to sell. I don't have any left :) and since I have recently 'lost' my second part-time job, I need to at least put the effort into some income-generating projects.
I must admit that I am starting to personally feel the affects of this crashing economy. I work as a real estate paralegal and (used to) work for another local attorney from my home preparing title insurance policies for lenders. It's the at-home job that I lost and although I didn't rely on that paycheck to pay the bills, it was always a nice cushion to help pay for the extras that always seem to come along. It wasn't unexpected by any means, I could see the work load getting lighter and lighter and I know at the other firm I work for there really is not enough work to keep the real estate department busy. I'm already part-time there, and I cannot afford to shorten my hours any more, so I am hoping things will pick up. I hate having that feeling of 'being stuck' at the office with nothing to do and knowing that if I was at home, I could be kept busy 24/7. I guess I just don't feel good without being productive. Although I'm far from a workaholic! Maybe I could bring my knitting to the office -- nah, probably not.....too bad.