I'm really loving the rich olive, topaz, russet, and ivory colors in the Autumn kit!
Compared to last year when I hardly did any bead work it seems as if I'm going just a tad bit crazy with the bead challenges, but I spent most of 2015 in The Black Hole of Depression and Despair and it feels good to be creative again.
I re-herniated 3 discs in my lower back in late January of last year, was in massive amounts of pain, and could barely walk which is why I sank into that terrible hole and hardly did anything at all, let alone beading; and most of what I did do I can barely remember.
I can recall only 6 things:
-losing my part time job at a dance studio
-a Western Spotted Skunk taking up temporary residence IN MY KITCHEN!!
-Indigo finding her bliss in synchronized swimming
-my Grandma passing away
-Indigo taking 3rd place at her first swim meet
This adorable l'il stinker was safely trapped and released into a nearby nature preserve.
My back is slowly getting better although I may have some permanent nerve damage which has left me with a partially numb and weak leg. Following surgery in late August the doctors said it can take up to a year for the damaged nerves to heal, so there is a fair amount of hope that I will regain more, or possibly all, of the use of my left leg.
If not...well...I'll deal with that when the time comes. Indigo thinks I should give the synchronized swimming thing a try.
Either way, the depression has lifted and I'm slowly getting back into beading, dancing, yoga, and all the other things I love to do, which includes finishing the bead, crochet, cross stich, and other crafty WIPs I started last year. Here's one of the first!!