Today has really settled me into being back home - a whole day of social sewing with two good friends, laughing and dreaming up all the things we are going to do in our monthly meetings in the coming year. We have decided that messy is the best way the spend the day day so lots of dyeing, painting, gluing,melting and general experimentation to look forward to. It was also lovely to get back to friends in my other sewing group 'Calico' yesterday, with a change of venue to look forward to in the new year.
Whilst we were talking today I was making another bead - quite a bit larger than I usually make - this is about one and a half inches in size. It didn't look anywhere near as elegant as the usual half inch, three quarter inch and one inch that I usually make. I was going to put it down as a failed sample but with a threaded loop looks a perfect size for a christmas bauble. I think I shall try some in christmasy colours.
The other thing I have been working on is a new 'raggy' ( new readers see old posts for the rationale behind a raggy).
Looks very random at this stage but a few months of mindless stitching will pull it all together, but even at this early stage a little masking and framing reveals some lovely areas starting to form.
It never ceases to amaze me that out of such randomness little compositions start to form.
I'm looking forward to an evening of mindless tv. and equally mindless stitching my raggy.