I was utterly exhausted after the photoshoot, it was a very long day, up at 5.30am (that's a whole two hours before normal), on the train by 7.40am and heading down to the big smoke.
I finished the day by meeting my son at Liverpool Street Station, and spending the night with him, my daughter-in-law and my two grandaughters, as it was my sons birthday. We went out for a lovely Chinese meal, and a great time was had by all. Bacon sandwiches for breakfast in the morning, and back home again in the afternoon. My daughter-in-law gave me a lift home all the way from Chelmsford because of engineering works on the line meant a three hour journey home. To be honest, if both of us had started out at the same time, she would have been to mine and back home before I reached Norwich Station, that's how bad the weekend delays were.
Anyway, I must be getting old, it took two days to recover and my knees are still sore from all the stairs I climbed.
This week has been spent making test samples of a couple of designs, putting the finishing touches to the book contents list, and I'm now beginning to think about the synopsis. I did have a bit of a mental block for a couple of days, I just couldn't get myself back into it, but then I realised what was missing. Music! Having watched some 80s stuff on the TV late at night, it awoke my creative brain again and I'm now back on track.
However, with family up at the weekend, I now need to put everything away and get ready for that. It took me a whole two hours to sort out all the beads and unpick samples that I no longer needed, and clear my table. It's now a dining table again, well almost, once I get the bead drawers off.
Well I said there would be a couple of sneaky peaks at the new jewellery. Here is a section of my Silky Snowdrops bracelet, just a small section mind, I'm not allowed to show too much....
I will add a few more sneaky peaks as we go along. This is one of the pieces being shown to Kalmbach next month in the sample spreads.
Next week is back to the Synopsis in earnest. I have until April 2nd but they would prefer to have it sooner. I need to check the content and list it in the right order. I have no idea how many pages each will take up which is a bit difficult, but we'll get by.
I'm Teresa, the designer and writer of the tutorials you see, and a bead addict.