Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Accapeurer de Beaute

I stayed up way too late the other night, but I couldn't stop stitching on this project.

It's like Tom says, sometimes: I think we try to do too much. There's always something that needs to be done around the house, whether it's cooking or cleaning up the kitchen, vacuuming up the balls of dog fur that collect in the corners, laundry, stacking wood, mucking out the chicken coop... But in between all that, we want to do things with Colden. We want to go birding, we want to go to The Wild Center, or maybe have a play date or go to the library.

So, we set aside the housework and the chores to spend time together as a family.

But the other night, after Tom and Colden went to bed, I went back into the living room and picked up my components and started stitching on this again. Just because I wanted to.

I was up way past my bedtime - I didn't actually stop until nearly 11 'o' clock - and by that time, it was hard for me to fall asleep. But I posted a quick pic of it on Facebook, and the wonderful Jean Yates said something to me about how she was a "hoarder of beauty", and that's when it kinda hit me: the name for the piece should be something like that.

I translated "hoarder of beauty" into French, and it came up as "accapeurer de beaute". Easy to pronounce for someone who studied French for seven years in high school and college, but not so easy for the rest of the world. So the name might just be in English when I get it finished.

I'm also working on a tutorial for this one, and guess what else? There will be a very limited number of kits to go along with it - like, I'm thinking, two or three. Kits will include Czech glass gumdrops and druks, and Toho seed beads in two sizes. (You'll supply your own needle and thread.) I haven't done a kit in a long time, so maybe it's time to whip up a couple with some of my new designs and see what happens.

Meanwhile, it's a grey, blustery, very cold day here in the Adirondacks. The fire is crackling, and I've just finished my morning cup of hot chocolate, so onwards and upwards...

1 comment:

Melanie said...

I love this piece.. I can picture it with earrings to match. I can imagine how beautiful I would feel wearing it. I think the French name is perfect, even if others cannot pronounce it! (Which I cannot!)

I am in the same situation as you...always something else to do. I feel like my house is never clean. And when I am cleaning, Lilly complains that I am not playing with her. She has been sick since Sunday so I have basically done nothing but care for her. All other work has piled up.

Bead on, my friend!