Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011 BJP

Well, things haven't exactly gone as planned! Since Christmas, my family and I have been passing illnesses back and forth. Some colds, a little flu and even pink eye have found a place here! Kileigh has also had some serious problems lately, that I hope are going to turn around now. Its not a pleasant subject, so I wont go into it here! I haven't been able to squeeze in much beading. Just last night I found the time to bezel my Sapphire Rivoli for my 2010 BJP Birthstone circle. Hopefully as the week goes on I will find more time to work on that. This all being said, I have had to rethink my plans for the 2011 Bead Journal Project. I had a plan to make another frameable piece similar in size to my Birthstone Circle. I am not going to go into detail, because I am planning to use that for next years BJP, providing there is one that is. I really want to get the Birthstone Circle completed soon, so I decided to pare down my ambitious plans for 2011. My theme for this year is to honor important people in my life. I will be doing separate pieces each month, devoted to honoring a specific person or group of people who have had an impact on my life. I also plan to use some new (for me) stitch techniques and colors. Possibly may use some mementos as well on each piece. Time will tell! I hope to get a start on January soon, since this month is flying by. I don't want to be buried before I even begin. In between the 2011 BJP's, I will continue working on 2010. Whew! Wish me luck.


Robbie said...

Been there..done that! I'm trying to finish up a Valentine project and now I'm so behind in other projects! I'm sure you'll be back on track soon!

Lynn said...

OH Tracey sorry to hear about Kileigh. I'll keep her and all your family tucked into my thoughts.

I can't wait to see your 2010 BJP completed. It is so spectacular, no matter how long it takes, it will all be worth it!

I'm always wanting to incorporate found objects or momentos in my beading too. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.

Big Hugs!

char said...

Wishing you and your family well,take it a day at a time. Beading is such a joyful experience for me I hope it also brings some joy into your life. Good health!!