the bead work I've been messing with for about a month is finally finished
in ways it is a continuation of what the prior piece was -- more fiddling with creating 3D shapes with seed beads and the added dimension of "framing" some bigger beads with those shapes
the necklace has even more variety of shapes and materials
both of these pieces are now out on my Etsy store (link there at the top right of my blog)
so now its full speed ahead with Christmas projects
yesterday afternoon I cut out several items that now need to be stitched together and last night I worked some more on this project -- certainly he is an interesting dinosaur!
I'm in the final stretch of stitching down the binding on the quilt that is a Christmas gift, and the other knitting project for Christmas is moving right along too
the winter storm that was supposed to blow in and blow out in about 24 hours has been hanging over us since Thursday -- this morning all of the trees look like they've been flocked at the Christmas tree lot as the fog and the cold combine to coat everything in frost
the dog went out and snow plowed in the yard -- and carried in a blob of snow on her nose -- it looks like that gray in her muzzle has moved up over her nose!
we're hoping this cold and gray moves on soon