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I Birthed a New Bead-Crocheter Today!

Monday, January 31, 2011
I always like to say, "A new crocheter was born into the world" when I teach someone how. Today it was a private lesson with friend, Donna, in bead crochet. Bead crochet is not for the feint of heart. Donna has knitted and crocheted all her life and she did great with her first lesson. After the normal initial period of awkwardness and feeling of frustration, she regained a normal breathing pattern and went at it again. Doing much better, she reminded herself that as with any new skill there is awkwardness to begin with.

Here are some pictures that illustrate that the initial "new-skill jitters" are well worth it!

Donna's lesson was a warm-up for the class I will be teaching on Feb. 23 at A String Thing (weekly crochet/knit group) here in Ajijic. I hope to have up to 7 students for that class. I really DO love sharing my love of bead crochet!

This must be the Season, but I find it so amazing and enjoyable to watch the flowers blooming in our yard. The air is so fresh and the sun so intense that I can see them progressing mm X mm daily. We've had one gladiola open and it's unfolding was beautiful. Unfortunately, I didn't get a shot of it. I swear my bougainvilla is growing inches per day.
There is a story behind it which makes this so satisfying. Last year I had to have a talk with the gardenr because he kept trimming the bougainvilla and chopping off the flowers. To me, a huge part of the thrill of this house it its bougainvilla. The chopping had to stop!!

Bird of Pradise-Amazing!

Delicate little Lantana flowers-a new one each day!












We hopped on a bus on Sat. and went to Chapala, a 30 minute ride. We wandered on the pier by Lake Chapala (the largest lake in Mexico) enjoying the sun and the market. We had lunch at El Sapote (the frog) and happened on to an art competition at the American Legion. Artists decorated wooden walking sticks and winners were chosen.

Profits from the sales benefitted the Rotary. You had to be there!









We stopped to admire a house and saw this band lugging their instruments to a gig!

Comments

Cindy Crandall-Frazier said…
Yay! And thanks, that was a fun mini-excursion.
lichita said…
Loved your blog! A note: zapote is a fruit; sapote would be a big frog. :)

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