Saturday, April 26, 2014

I see my last visit here was on April 2. That evening I fainted in the dining room, fell to the floor and fractured S1 of my Sacra.  Each day I try to pick up one strand of my former life. I am still not able to bead so I have been crocheting potholders. On Easter day I felt so bad that I had not decorated anything, that we dug out a marzipan bar and I used old cake decorating stuff to get some color on the eggs. That wore me out in a hurry. Later I downloaded the photos into the computer and then could not find them before my tailbone got tired and wanted to lie down again.
Today, with more new energy I finished off the last of the potholders and truly hope to get back to beading soon
I was just about to start typing that I could not find the potholders and suddenly a screen swam into view and there were the photos I was looking for. Glad that worked. Now to rest. . . 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

While I had camera things working and before I forgot how I got to my previous success today I tried it again and this time I was able to repeat the process. Progress and success!
Late yesterday I began the alterations on Legs, the frog. I cut away the beads around the eyes and mouth. Made new eyes by cutting the feet off the unicorn (Maybe too big? I am not totally happy with the whiteness.)
Then I made the purse which turned out well and was easier to make than I feared it would be. Now I need to repair the lost beads. When I was this far I looked into the price of Beanie Babies and found Legs
was available on eBay for $1. I could have left him as he was originally (see above) and bought another to make into a purse. It would have been so much easier! The next time I will make the alterations BEFORE I bead it.

Am eager to get into stash to see if any of the frogs I have  will fit the purse clasps  and to get the order into BBToy. So thankful W7 allowed me to show you this!