I admit my life my be a little busy to take on a tapestry and bead diary in a single month. My weaving admittedly has taken a back seat to work, school and dodgeball this month, but I’ve still been working on my diaries, if not quite as much as I’d planned/hoped. The bead diary has been a lot of fun and the more I think about it, the more I think that every beginning bead weaver should start with a totally freestyle piece to get the hang of weaving beads and to take some time to play and experiment. Weaving beads without a plan is a completely different experience than weaving with a pattern (yours or someone else’s). It gives you the freedom to experiment and mix colors and create your own patterns. Maybe you’ll end up cutting your piece off the loom and reusing your beads (that’s probably what I’ll do with this one) but the process is a learning experience, and it’s really, really fun to just take some time to play.