Ten days after the surgery I got the flu. YAY ME! I ended up having to miss work and sit at home sick as a dog. I am on the mend now. Not 100% but getting there. But for now I am missing my beads. I don't know when I will be able to start up but I am missing those small colorful glass beauties.
Every Inchie Monday is continuing on!! YAY! This year every theme is a country! There is some doozies on the list as well. So I am again hoping to put my unique spin on the themes. Since I cant yet bead I have decided to post screen shots of the patterns and will bead them up later on. Not as satisfying as beadwork but as close as I can get right now.
The first country that we visit is the Netherlands! All I know about the Netherlands is there are A LOT of windmills and A LOT of tulips. So that is what I designed.
Second country on our inchie road trip is the good 'ol USA. Home of the free and the brave. With so many things to design I was kinda overwhelmed, and decided to show off just that; the free and the brave!
Third stop on this inchie road trip is France. I was going to say that I have never been there, but I have!!! I forgot that when we came back from England that we had a lay over at Charles De Gaulle airport. So, well, yea I have never really been to France LOL. This is a bit of a cheat. I used the pattern that I did as an honor piece for France after a terrorist attack. But this is what I think of when I think of France.
The current stop this week is in India. I love all the ornate decorativeness that I see about India. You know the Bollywood/Historical aspect of jewelry, clothing, fabric patterns etc. All of that just makes my brain tingle! I love it all. But, how to add all that beauty and adornment into a beaded inch. Well, I kinda went down to basics.
Did you know that almost 80% of India practice Hinduism. So that got me to thinking about the Om symbol and it's importance to those who worship Hinduism. Om represents the unmanifest and manifest aspects of God. Such a cool thing for a symbol to have such deep meaning.
That is it for me this week/month. Hopefully next week I will be able to bead again! Until then don't forget to fly on over to EIM and see all the great places that everyone has been going to.
Your symbols are wonderful, can't wait to see your beading once you get back into it (I bet you can't, either!) Glad all went well with the surgery, DxReplyDelete
Thanks so much Dianne. I think I have strained my thumbs from twiddling them lolDelete
I do hope that the strained thumbs won't be handicapping the beading once your bout of flu let's you get back to beading lol! Great images....they look so real too, I'm guessing that it's some kind of app because it has shading on the beads?ReplyDelete
Thanks Sally, I do use a program called beadtool for my patterns. This is how my pattern look like in the program.Delete
Hope you feel 100% soon, I look forward to seeing your lovely designs in beads.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much WendyDelete
January hasn't been teh greatest month for you, I hope you feel better soon! I always love your beaded inchies and I'm sure these patterns will soon be great inchies too.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much MargrietDelete
I hope you get to feeling better soon. This flu has been particularly nasty. Your designs are awesome!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Cathy.Delete
I know what you mean about this month being testing!! Both my husband and I have been subject to long journeys for appointments and tests - him with his hand (numb like yours) and me with my hip and then an abscess on my tooth so I haven’t even got as far as you with my inchies but I love what you propose and can’t wait to see the “real thing”. Your images are larger than an inch so I’m imagining sewing such tiny beads may be a trial with your new working hand - go easy on yourself and don’t be too impatient. I’m so glad you got it sorted and hope you get over your flue quickly now and are working A1 very soon. Happy New Year to you and may it now continue better for you. Love Jenny xReplyDelete
Thanks so much Jenny, sorry to hear about both you an your husband. I am also doing my most patient waiting dance. I can not wait to bead but I am not going to go hog wild. I want to take it slowly. Happy New Year to you as well!Delete