Monday, December 22, 2008

done?

I really think I'm done. I don't have to go to a mall, I don't have any deadline knitting, I've even got all the lottery tickets bought! I'm sure somethings going to blow up on me in the next 3 days, because this is almost unheard of - not that I'm a last minute type of person, but because of outside forces - husband, kid, parents etc, that always throw something at me.
There is one present left to wrap, but I am charging the battery for my budding filmmaker son's new camcorder. Once given, I'm pretty sure he will want to document the day, so we thought we had best charge it.

My husband took advantage of Friday's "Snow-maggedon" (as weather people were calling it). Seriously, it was a snowstorm in Canada in December - why were people surprised? But it's his favourite time to shop - the stores are empty, he has 4-wheel drive, and he was in heaven! Got everything done, according to him.

I took advantage of the weekend to weave a few bracelets. I had a bunch of bugle beads, so I thought I'd try that. I started with the single gold bugle bead between a seed bead at each end. Nice, but it needed a little something something. SO then I tried 2 seeds, a bugle, 2 seeds another bugle and two seeds. This one I love! It's a gunmetal grey tone, and very pretty. Then I dug out my giant black bugle beads - each of these is a little over an inch long, so it makes a very wide cuff bracelet. Another favourite! And no pressure to make them, as they are not going to anyone for the moment...
The one problem - I mis-measured the size of the loop needed for the gunmetal grey one - it's too big, and it slipped off my wrist sometime this morning. Hopefully at home or in the car, and not at the gas station where I stopped for gas this morning...

3 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

You tried the big bugles! So nice. My bigger bracelet slid off too. The instructions work well for the small beads, but I guess the bigger ones we have to adjust differently. Maybe it's the weight...

Sel and Poivre said...

I don't think there's anything more luxurious than doing non Christmas activities - fully enjoyable hobby-type activities even - right at Christmas time. It makes being organized all the more sweet!

Sel and Poivre said...

I don't think there's anything more luxurious than doing non Christmas activities - fully enjoyable hobby-type activities even - right at Christmas time. It makes being organized all the more sweet!