Yesterday saw me recovering from a bad migraine so lots of naps but in between the naps I did manage to bead a Carol Dean Sharpe design I purchased from her Etsy store, Sandfibers. This is her Cactus Blossoms design done in my colorway...which Carol noted was Christmas colors, lol, I never saw that. Anyway, Carol's work was one of the things that inspired me to take up beadweaving and she has to be THE guru on flatwork designs. This one made up very quickly as it's a symmetrical and mirrored design....meaning once you have a quarter of the pattern learned you can rock it out, in fact I just printed page five (the first pattern repeat) and that gave me all the info I needed (though there are another ten pages if you need them including a word chart).
It was actually a nice break to make up someone else's design....not to have to think about teaching it or transferring it into a saleable pattern....just a nice relaxing busman's holiday. Plus something I get to keep for myself as being in business it's hard to keep something you make when the sale of it could pay a bill or two. So, thanks Carol, for the design and the inspiration.
Today sees me feeling a little delicate but migraine free so a nice easy day is planned before tackling the project of getting my car fixed tomorrow.