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Sunday, 22 February 2009

Half-term is over...yippee!

I spent half-term in Cheshire visiting the family. Hubby stayed in London having to work. The kids had fun at Nan & Grandad's but as always I got little done.

I did however attend the Beaded Tassle making course at The Bead Trail. The teacher was an amazingly talented lady called Elaine Peel who unfortunately doesn't have a website so I can't show you any of her amazing creations. 

Tassle making is really simple! Beading them is another matter if like me you have never done any Bead Weaving before. There were two of us in the class who didn't have a clue what to do - the rest all seemed a bit smug in their greater knowledge. We coped....I did have to keep asking for help though - particularly when it came to closing the top of my beaded creation. My results aren't perfect but they are first attempts. They still aren't finished -  I'm fighting with  the Picot Points- or whatever they are called and getting very frustrated!

I realise that it is not my time for Beadweaving. I have no peace, no quiet, no time - all requirements needed to learn this skill. I'll have to wait 'til the boys are at school full-time as at the moment there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything as it stands!

I haven't got the hang of how to layout my blog yet so be patient!

Bye all - school run starts again tomorrow...

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