Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A Quick Note and Another Freebie Pattern

Well, it's been quite some time since I have posted anything. I've only been here to play with the layout and I guess the very last time I did that I relocated the contact button and thanks to a couple of ladies on Facebook I am here to fix it. I'm just going with a one of the "prepackaged" layouts for Blogger because it seems to prefer it. That's ok by me, I still don't have the time to really delve into this blog world deeper, yet, anyway.

We've seen graduations (one high school and one college,) visits from family, painting inside and out on the house, some furniture projects, and just a lot of running around. We've found ourselves in the junior bowling tournament world with my son and of course the pets are keeping us busy. Our schedules are all over the place because my daughter graduated summa cum laude and found a job within 2 weeks of graduation. My son is pretty busy with bowling (2 leagues and tournaments) and he was supposed to take it easy this summer, but he's been doing odd jobs on a gentleman's small farm and he joined a gym and he is mountain biking when he can and he completed his volunteer hours for his scholarship and he's taking care of campus orientation and registration and he's been dog and house sitting with his sister and he's doing a bunch of other things. So, we get together every evening or night for dinner. No matter how late it is we are going to eat dinner together and pray the rosary as a family. Whew. So the days are long and sometimes I am dizzy with all that is going on.

Anyway, here's another one of my patterns. I was channeling the heartbreak of one of my friends many moons ago. You can tell it's an older pattern because the picture is kind of bad, but I really still like the design. It's called Angst. It's 2-drop odd count Peyote.

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do ONE thing:
  1. Send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The contact form is located at the top of the page. Now, if you would like to leave a comment on my blog, well, that is just gravy and I would certainly appreciate it... Feel free to comment on whether you like the pattern or not or if you have a blog I should check out, or how you use the Emojis. 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • The Word pattern is not included because it is a relatively simple project and the color chart should be more than enough.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

Again, I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 

First Freebie Pattern Friday!!

As I posted two days ago , I am going to start posting on my blog again... on a regular basis. *Gasp* I know, I know, but my schedule is ope...