I don't know about the rest of you, but this spring weather is long over due! I don't even care that my allergies are about to hit me hard. I just need some warmth already.
I recently met up with Christine, and as we usually do; we beaded, swapped ideas and perhaps sipped a bit of wine. Gotta be careful on the wine front so there aren't any 'bead injuries' with all those needles. Lord knows how many times through the years I've stabbed myself with a needle or accidentally hammered a finger. So we were careful. I only stabbed myself a few times.
Christine showed me several new patterns. That woman can bead! And she is always coming up with amazing bead weaving ideas. One of the patterns she shared is called Spring Thaw. So appropriate don't you think?
The base stitch is herringbone with a twist using bugles (yes bugles with twists of course). Typically Christine uses bugles on either side of her center anchor (you can see it here). I decided that since my bugles were on the longish side that I'd do only one side. I kind of like its off-kilter look. It's a bit like me, and suits me just fine. Thanks for the bead lesson my friend.