I honestly spent my first couple of days in Vancouver in a creative slump. Not because I was home visiting per se, or because I didn’t have enough time to weave, but out of sheer frustration. It all started on the drive home. Normally, since my husband likes to do all the driving, I bring along weaving projects and weave the entire time we’re on the road. It keeps me from going stir crazy! And, for some odd reason, I can weave without getting car sick but not read. Go figure.
Well, my first project was really small and finished in very little time. That at least was successful – although I am thinking of redoing it to make it bigger… Anyway, I then moved on to one of my Swarovski crystal bracelets that I was going to make for Bu in payment for her painting some pendants for me. Um, yeah, that’s when I discovered that the base beads I’d bought to compliment the crystal were the wrong color! Massively disappointing. So I pulled out my next project, a Christmas present that I had designed. One problem. I’ve only ever done even count peyote. When I designed this I failed to notice that it was odd count peyote. Grrr!!! Still, ever busy, I moved on to the next project. One I knew I’d have no problems with because it’s one of my lace necklaces that I’ve made at least a dozen of! Wrong. That’s when the road started getting curvy and next thing I knew I was spilling beads. I gave up in frustration and spent the rest of the trip with painfully idle hands.
The frustration continued… I printed up instructions on odd count peyote and went back to work on the Christmas present with no success. I tried 3 different times to make it work, over several days, and it just wasn’t working! I think I simply need to get more comfortable with the stitch in a more basic pattern – which is ok because this is a Christmas present – but frustrating because at home I could simple grab some different beads and do so! LOL Oh well. I also discovered that one of the colors of beads that I had bought specifically for the project is junk >_> So I’m going to have to find something different.
The good news is I finally snapped out of my slump! Yesterday I wasn’t feeling very good so I stayed home the entire day and did a bunch of random things. Including 8 new listings 🙂 I also spent a few hours weaving last night while watching the Olympics 🙂
Today I’m going to spend the day watching movies with some of my closest friends and I intend to bring along the few weaving projects I have left that are viable and weave all day! Yippee! You should be seeing several new weaving projects when I get home 🙂
For now I’ll leave you with these – my new Funky Sky Blue Earrings!