A year ago this past weekend, on June 17, 2016 I packed for a Maine vacation. I was exhausted and worried I wouldn't sleep. The night before a trip is always a sleepless night. BirdMan was next to me in bed, watching a movie, passing in and out of sleep. I got the beads out and beaded this dainty little zigzag stitch right onto my wrist. No clasp, no beginning, no end. He didn't even know I was weaving until I sparked the lighter to burn the thread ends a bit. I figured it would last for the week we were in Maine and fall off, but nope. Then late August came and we moved The Bug to college and I knew it would break off that day, as we loaded and unloaded a seemingly endless truckload of boxes. I had a premonition that she would find it in the stairwell and use it as a bookmark. But when we arrived home that night, it was still on my wrist. Once September 17th rolled around, I couldn't believe the C-Lon thread endured a whole season of chlorine pools, freshwater glacial lakes, the salty Atlantic Ocean, and lots and lots of sunshine. And I started to mildly mourn, as I knew the end must be near and I would no longer see it on my wrist. But months passed. And on the 17th of each month, Sunshine Girl would tell me that if it lasted a year, I had to do a blog post about it. So Here We Are ~ Me, Miyuki Seed Beads, and C-Lon Thread ~ One Year Later. A few times over the past year, I said, "If I knew it was going to last so long, I would have made something fancier or used red or black and gold or something with a bit of punch to it." Sunshine Girl insisted it was the perfect color and the perfect stitch and nicely understated for everyday wear. The beads and the C-Lon look as good as they did the night I made it. No wear, no stretch, no fray, no discoloration. I wonder if the end is near or if I will be writing a two year post?
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