I’m normally quite a together, decisive kind of person, but there is something about beading which makes me dither. Sometimes I spend longer looking through my stash (or thinking about buying yet more beads) than I do on a finished piece, so this blog is an attempt to get over that. I’m going to try to dive into my work, to document my ideas and decisions, and just damm well get on with it.
This will undoubtedly be thwarted pretty much immediately by a number of things. The first – two small boys. One aged 4 years (hereafter known as boy number 1) and one aged 6 months (boy number 2). Boy number 2 is the reason I’m on maternity leave for a while longer, boy number 1 is the reason I won’t get anything done ever again. He currently has chicken pox, which on the positive side has given me the time to get this blog going (as we should actually be abroad on holiday at the moment, not sitting on the sofa trying not to scratch). The second is a fear of waste – I can’t bear to use beads or spend time on something which won’t be perfect. There is always a ‘what if’ – what if I used that colour I don’t have so need to buy so must wait for it to arrive, what if I use an inelegant thread path, what if I can’t repeat things, what if it all unravels and falls apart aargh. So I will have to grit my teeth and get over it. Or maybe just re-organise my stash again, that always makes me feel better.
However, I should admit now that things haven’t started well – it took me a month to choose a blog name. It was only when I realised that I was dithering that inspiration struck and the name was born.