On Saturday night, we had to change the clocks forward one hour in an attempt to ‘save’ the daylight. We change them back one hour in the fall, then change them forward in the spring. Is the USA the only country that does this?? I do know that there are a few states here that choose not to do this, and I wish I lived in one of them… It would be nice to just let Father Time tick on as he always does and not worry when it gets dark… Anyways, as a result of this change, I had one less hour to do beadwork, and that made me unhappy. Yesterday, I worked mostly on my freeform peyote piece, but I really wanted to get a lot more accomplished on my Dalmatian as well…
Here’s what I did do… First, I cleaned up my mess of red seed beads. Then, I poured out some of those size 22 antique seed beads. (They’re the tiny white specks in the center.) Next, I got out one of each of the size 16 beading needles I got, and look at the difference! The long one is the Japanese one, and thin one is the English one. So, I tried to use the English needle with the size 22 seed beads. It works, but it takes much too long to find a bead that will fit on the needle, so I changed my plan altogether.
Naturally, I went back to my usual Japanese size 15 seed beads, and stitched on the outline of the Dalmatian. I think it’s a better choice anyways. If I have a tiny space that needs to be filled in, then I’ll use the size 22’s. How does the dog look so far?
Also, I’d like to mention that my beaded artist trading card, Zoboo the Lemur, won Patron’s Choice in EBSQ’s Lemur Show. Thanks to all who took the time to vote=:)