So often, by the end of the day, and recently I seem to be putting a lot more into my days; I just need something quiet to do. I always love to finish dinner and all things kitchen and just sit down with my feet propped up. That quiet, last couple of hours left in the day before I close my eyes.
During this time I love to do something gentle, quiet and simple with my hands. I am the sort that loves a nest, so when I finally end up on my couch, I have lots of projects near my hand. I've told you about the hexagons that my friend Marylou got me hooked on. Well, it seems that for the past couple of years I've also been doing a little beading.
Well, that was about 3 years ago and every so often I have revisited the little purple pouch and added more beaded fringe to the bottom.
At some point I noticed that the thread seemed to be frayed and I loved the little beaded fringe that I had added but was concerned that I might, at some point, loose the fringe due to thread failure.
Enter EC. My husband is a fisherman and he gave me a spool of some of his fishing line. I know what you are thinking, monofiliment. Not exactly. This stuff is called "Spiderwire". There is zero stretch and it doesn't fray and cannot be broken without some really good scissors.
Having said that, the only thing I could do was re-string all my fringe. While at Ferndale this past Spring, my friend Pat told me of a wonderful fiberfill call "Morning Glory". It comes in a 5lb. box at the local Wal-mart. I had to have it and there is enough to stuff anything I'll ever make. I just picked out a lovely little scrap of my batik fabric and sewed a square. I stuffed if very well with the fiberfill and started my new Odyssey.
I started transferring all my fringe from the pouch to the little stuffed pillow. Now it's like something that is stuck to my fingers and I can't shake it loose. I love adding more and more beads. I am on the third side now and love what I'm doing.
I haven't a clue what this wonderful little object is or what or how it can be used. It is just something very pretty and I love to see it.
My friend Pat and my friend Marylou were at my house yesterday with a group of friends I had over for lunch. Most of the day, Pat just held the little pillow and fondled and petted it. I think that is probably for what it will be used. Just a pretty to be fondled.