One word you will often hear in our home is, "Patience!"
"Patience!" I exclaim to the kids.
"Patience!" My husband scolds me.
"Patience!" The kids grumble to each other.
"Patience!" We tell the pets.
Being patient is a characteristic that I am still working on. Each time I bead, I practice being patient. I force myself to take things slow and be careful. I enjoy seeing my bead work take shape and result into a completed piece with no mistakes. Rushing through the process may mean doom and bitter sadness. Oh I exaggerate! I just throw a hissy fit!
Learning the Herringbone stitch is a lesson in patience. Thinking I had the fortitude to complete a Herringbone stitch bracelet, I started this project:
I am sad to say that this is as far as I will get. I don't like how the beads are lining up and the unshapely curves. Maybe if I continue along, I will begin to see something that I like but I am impatient! I know I will not pick this up again. It sits in the junk corner of my work space, unloved and unwanted.
I am happy to say that I started work on a smaller piece (to see quicker results) and successfully followed through with it. Here is my Herringbone stitch sea star in Peyote stitch water. I put it on a cell phone strap with an alphabet charm (brick stitch, by the way) and will be giving it to a friend.
Patience! Do you have it?
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