Catnip

Beading is catnip for me. There are few things that have such a calming effect as sitting with a box of beads and an open canvas (or quilt top). This week I had a quilt-ish top to embellish.

Black plastic mesh, quilt patches, ribbon and beads - yowza!

Black plastic mesh, quilt patches, ribbon and beads – yowza!

I let the beads tell me what they wanted. Some of them were quite vocal.

The beads knew exactly where they wanted to be

The beads knew exactly where they wanted to be

Other beads just snagged the thread until the beads bent around to their will.

The big green bead wanted to be part of something small

The big green bead wanted to be part of something small

Some beads didn’t have a clue what they wanted so we’ll have to continue the conversation later.

These beads are considering the next steps

These beads are considering the next steps

Luck and wisdom!

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2 Responses to “Catnip”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I don’t think you understand the CONCEPT of catnip–it is anything BUT calming (except maybe in the afterglow).

    • Lani Longshore Says:

      Well, that’s what comes of having dogs, not cats – all this time I was wrong! How about this – beading is a compulsion for me. I see a blank piece of fabric and start imagining the shiny objects that could go on it.

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