Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Anne's Spindle Pin

I finished Anne's spindle pin--and just have to make it into a pin to send to her. Here's the photo I started with--my Adam Mielke spindle in a pile of baby alpaca. It was a challenge to convey the soft clouds of fiber with glass beads--but fun to spend time with both spinning and beading on this project. I estimated that it would take 9.65 hours to make this piece and it ended up taking a little longer--11 hours and 5 minutes. I worked on it from January 14-February 11th. I have another small piece I need to do before I start on the next bigger piece--a continuation of the spinning fates. I'm in a bit of a pickle and I need to figure out how to manage the next few months. I need to make a number of new pieces for an exhibit at my alma mater in October--but aside from the time I spend sleeping (and I do love sleeping! I'd hate to give that up) I don't know when I'm going to make them. The day job is important--not only to help provide food and shelter for my family, but also because I love it. And beading while Hannah is awake is just not possible. So I go back to the sleep thing again. Well, I'll figure this out--but if any of you have ideas, please let me know!


Mary Timme said...

Hi Amy,

I really don't have any help for the time thing. I even gave up reading when my children were little as I could read and do things I liked or I could sleep and sleep won out. I think I also learned about this time when to say no! Ah for a really good word of wisdom that I could make it all work for you. Shucks, I don't have that.

I think your play of light in the beads gives the hint of softness you wanted. It is a really nice piece.

janel said...

Amy, this is incredible! How do you do that? I am so impressed. I'm so happy I found your blog.