As I explained to a friend the other day, the inhabitants of my village have the pet name "Krotnpracker" - toad squishers. In our area, bricks were manufactured, and oftentimes toads (or frogs, the common language isn't that precise) were squished in the process. Nowadays, toads are my town's mascots.
Three gruelling hours after finding a note in my mailbox saying that my parcel had been deposited with a neighbour, I finally was able to pick it up!
My meervilt! starters kit with felting wool, needles and a felting sponge!
First project - a bunneh!
Or an exclamation mark!
Or a trip to the ER if I manage to pierce my thumbnail with one of those needles.
Come to think of it, I've never been to an ER.
Guess it's one of those "things to do before you die". Literally, in most cases.
Another 2 hours have passed.
I have to say, there's something therapeutic about the sound the needles make when stabbing a bunneh...
I'm half-way through the chart of my Calavera cuff.
Not being a big fan of Halloween having been imported into the European market, I do have a soft spot for the sugar skulls of Dia de los Muertos. I hope to create a couple of decorations by November 1st and have been collecting a few ideas on my Pinterest board.
I admit it, I just wanted an excuse to say / write Potawatomi again.
While beading the green and yellow bracelet in Potawatomi Chevron Stitch, I noticed the cute little "picots" the pattern created. I wanted to accentuate them in an otherwise simple colour combination, and using the Gütermann beads I had "inherited" with the beading loom, made this this evening:
And yes, today I ordered more miyuki beads, for a bracelet I found for sale on a new age jewellery estore. The stitch I'll be learning for this is, nomen est omen, the Square Stitch.