I made this belt that matches several of my cuffs. Unable to locate the buckle I'd purchased for it (the belt has long been on my "to do" list, and I bought the buckle quite a while back), I did find a vintage buckle that has been in my stash for years.
Somewhere there is another one, a rectangular one that is slightly larger and that would probably work better...if I can find it.
Don't know if I'll add any embellishments to it as I've done with the cuffs. The second photo is on a piece of very sheer bamboo cloth that is really lovely and has a delicious shimmery sheen. I've had it for months and can't bring myself to cut it.
New silk floss that I ordered from Yodamo, Inc.
The green to the left in the picture below is an example of one of Mac's rare misbehaviors. It has been thoroughly dog-mouthed. Yuck. I've ordered some more floss from Yodamo and am looking forward to its arrival.
I bought a frame for the little embroidery piece I made for Bryce, but the double mat I bought to go with it had a 4x6 rather than a 5x7 opening. So that project is still on hold.
The last 5 or 6 days have been a bit of a wash. For some reason, I've found it difficult to make myself work on any of the projects (or anything else, for that matter) with any enthusiasm. Decided this morning that enough ennui is enough ennui and that it is time to get back to more energetic activity. Even if it must be forced. So this morning has been busy with chores that have been neglected-- because activity begets activity, right?
Returning to The Mindful Woman (which I had abandoned for a while), this little chapter seemed to be the perfect one for my apathetic behavior: Overloading Evolution. The premise is that in our fast-paced and tech-filled society, sometimes our brains (which have not yet evolved to absorb so much information) get overloaded and freeze up -- much like an overloaded computer.
The advice offered: "Adopt a simple, "byte-sized" approach to learning and life. " Sounds sensible, and I'm ready to leave the feelings of indifference and lassitude behind, so I'm starting with "byte-sized" activities that just get me moving.