I have been very busy lately but unfortunately I have had a beading block. I thought I would try a few projects using some different beading techniques, but the projects just weren't developing. I tried one (not finished), I tried another (not finished), I read blogs to get me in the right frame of mind, I looked at other artist's creations for inspiration, I was I must admit a little afraid that maybe my creativity was gone and then I came to my senses and started a project in an area that I love, bead embroidery. The creative juices just flowed and "Lindy" came to be in very quick order. My most wonderful sister Linda (Scattered Leaves) had brought me a turquoise focal bead while on her adventures at Artfest, it was just beautiful. I paired it with some special crystal bicones and some drop crystals I had and I love the results. It was amazing I had all the different pieces in my stash already, just waiting to go into the right piece. I plan to finish the other projects (eventually) I have started but I have given myself permission to put aside or change directions if the creative juices slow.