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Spring is finally here, well at least in my challenge piece

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I have spent the past few weeks working on my entry for Etsy Beadweavers April Challenge "Spring around the corner"  I started out with a Lily flower (see earlier post) but it turned out larger than I originally envisioned.  I tried various ways to encorporate it into my design but the more I looked at the I realized that it was way to big (at least for me) to wear as a necklace.  The Lily may reappear as a brooch or something as I still love the look of it.  While I was walking each day I noticed that the crocuses and daffodils were starting to emerge and changed the focus of my design. 
I created a green netted necklace base using green 8/0 Czech seed beeds and 5 mm green bugle beads.  The necklace base is like a green picket fence with the flowers emerging.  I also noticed that the cherry blossom trees along my street were also starting to bud and flower and I realized that "Spring" was really just around the corner.   The crocus flower and daffodil were an amaz…

What do you do on a sunny day?

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Here I am sitting at the computer on a sunny day in Vancouver wrting this post.  I have not written one in a while because I was having issues with my shoulder and the computer work really bothered it.  The computer is in the navigation station on the boat, the counter is too high for a vertically challenged person to sit at and be comfortable.  My shoulder was always elevated and that caused it to freeze up over the xmas period.  My hubby bought me a wireless keyboard and mouse for xmas and let me tell you that has made all the difference.  My shoulder got the rest it needed and I was able to go back to doing the things that I love.  I am currently working on a necklace for the April challenge of Etsy Beadweavers called "Spring around the corner" 
Today in Vancouver it certainly looks like spring, the sun is shinning and it is so bright on the boat that I had forgotten how bright it could be with sunlight.  I am attempting to make a necklace with Daylilies and I have worked…