So, as promised in my last post - I am unveiling the activity that I was busy with for the past 3 weeks or so.
TADA .... I was making this chain - it is made by weaving beads together.
The Ladies in my office learnt to make various adornments out of beads quite a while ago. When about 6 months ago, my Boss showed me a chain she had made, I was so impressed and asked her to teach me. She did - and the result is this!
I feel so happy at having done this. I am not a very 'arty' person. In fact I was very clumsy at this initial effort - could not put the thread through the eye of the needle, my hands would slip while pulling the thread out of a weave, I would cut the ends of the knot too close and the whole pattern would unravel and so on. But patience made me stick on and finish this piece. It is a gift for folks back at home. So. Shhhh... don't tell them about this. It is a surprise!
This chain would probably be available for a thousand rupees or so in India, but I realised there is so much pleasure and joy in making one and pride in wearing it with the thought that ' Yes! I made it on my own!'.