With Bead going to 8 issues from now on it's panic stations all round as I get used to the new time-table. Instead of my usual 8 weeks between each issue, 6 of them will be just 5 weeks apart. And as you all know 3 weeks is a lot of time to lose in beading!
To cope with this I realised that we needed to bring forward the photoshoot for our next issue to next week. And guess who hasn't finished their projects for it...
So, after my trip to Arundel this week it's back home to work and life and trying to magically finish my two projects.
One of them in a lariat in arrow chain which takes me all of Saturday to bead. Bang goes my Christmas shopping!
The other is a set of bangles using right-angle weave and which I truly underestimated the time they would take.
I reckoned on having 5 made by next Wednesday but seeing as the first one has taken me 10 hours and I still have my usual work etc to do, I suspect I may just manage to squeeze another one in.
The main obvious effect is the panicked state of my beading tray- as you can see I appear to be working on a few things at one. I took a count and there are the bits for 5 different projects going on there- I guess a few minutes to clear it off would help- not just physically help me bead and see what I'm up to, but mentally help to clear the clutter.
Wish me luck!