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Friday, March 26, 2010

Not so nimble fingers

When you hear about someone shutting their hand in the car door and the door was completely latched closed...you quietly think to yourself, "Ya, right! That's not logically possible."

...Oh, IT'S POSSIBLE!

A couple weeks ago, I did just that.  I shut my hand in the sliding door of our van, and heard the door lock as it latched.  OUCH!  My bag with my keys in it was on the ground just out of reach.  Luckily, my husband had a set of keys with him and was able to unlock the door without much delay.  Grunting and groaning, I held my hand above my head waiting for the initial wave of pain to subside so I could determine the extent of my injury.  Inspite of the swelling and deep pinch marks, I was able to move my fingers and didn't think that I needed any medical attention.

All in all, it's been almost 3 weeks and healing is still in progress.  The tenderness has subsided...just enough to get back to my all-important... BEADING!   

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Penny for a spool of thread

 
So, I thought I'd try my hand at spool knitting.  What was I thinking?!  For me, it is far too monotonous.  However, I convinced myself to complete the project, and was rewarded with a very soft and supple 18" necklace.  It is very slinky and fluid.  I love the feel of it.  Hmm...to make another one or not?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Silver Lining

 
Facing a particuliar challenge in the midst of an already difficult week, I found myself becoming overwhelmed in the details surrounding the situation.  Once I decided to focus on the good that could result from the issue...that is when I was rewarded with my silver lining.  This bracelet was inspired by that moment...the moment I realized I could be thankful for adversity.  Not that the silver lining erases the experience, however, it gives me hope and allows me to cope.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sweet Pea

Pea pods generally symbolize the close bonds we share with friends and family.  I, however, feel that I formed a close bond with these earrings after many false starts.  After a brief rest from them, they stitched up quick, and I am happy with the results.