When I last left you I was on my way to Quincy for the Heartland Region Fall Meeting. I took only one class and used the rest of the time to chat, stitch and shop. The class was a Russian spiral beaded bracelet. You can find a good diagram here on doing the stitch. The directions show you how to do the stitch using three beads in a row, while my bracelet uses four beads. Two others from my guild also took the class. We are getting together to help one another finish it off. I have the bracelet part completed but now need to add the clasp, which gets embedded into the end of the bracelet.
After returning from Quincy I came down with strep and was down for the count for almost two weeks. Sadly, I missed our chapter’s week long teaching event with Tanja Berlin. I do have the three kits from the classes and Becky stopped by to show me her starts on the projects. Tanja’s instructions look really good so between them and my other chapter members I should be able to complete the projects. But, that won’t be any time soon!
I am now back to work on my many unfinished projects! I finished the fun numbers book for my grandson. My DIL and I will give it to him for Christmas. He really enjoys looking at books now and is starting to use crayons to color so this chalk board book will be just right for him. If you missed the link in an earlier post, you can find the free instructions here.
I’ve also been working on an EGA Group Correspondence Course in Assisi. You need to make three small motifs that are basically the same and then one motif that is completely different. The next step in my Master Craftsman program is Assisi so I wanted to firm up my skills before attempting it.
My next task is to put together the quilt top for my new granddaughter. My daughter and her husband are adopting and we are anxiously awaiting her arrival! I know I won’t have it ready by the time she comes into the world, but it should be finished soon after.
As I was starting to feel better from the strep, but not quite well enough to stitch, I spent some time surfing the internet and found several free charts. I’ll share them with you the next time!