Well hello there August. You're going to be good to me right? July was a bit of a cold shoulder. I kept making new things, but July was having none of it. In just a couple of weeks I'll have little time for anything but schooling, so here's hoping August starts off great.
Yesterday after I finished up the custom order, I decided to do a quick giveaway on the Facebook. I tend to do those when I'm feeling a bit down because when people comment to win something, they generally say nice things. It is like a balm to a bruised ego and completely worth the effort. Plus, it often puts me back in the mood to work and work I did.
I mucked around with some more vintage patterns out of what I think must be a German book. When I see these antique and vintage books posted online, I just snag them and then by the time I get around to really looking through them, I've forgotten where I got it, or why. I worked up three different bits over the course of the day. I played with thrown rings, which I hate doing with two needles. I just dislike working with cut thread. I played with an edging I thought might make a neat bracelet, but it's far too unstable as it is. Then I did that rectangular motif in black, mucking with the design a bit so I could get away with not using two needles and that one I liked.
So that's the plan for the first day of August and the beginning of the end of summer. As long as the smoke from a not too nearby fire that's is messing with my eyes and everybody's breathing dissipates soon, it should be a good day.