I can choose one, or both, for my bead challenge. I wish I’d had the forethought to check my junk email folder before I left my daughter’s house. There are now 3 Michaels, a Hancock Fabrics, and a Joann’s between here and there. (Oooooh, I just remembered, a Hobby Lobby has recently opened in Mooresville, NC. I’ll have to check that out soon!) Now, I’ll just have to start by shopping my stash (a
I love to order stuff online. When my package comes, it’s just like Christmas. I have called my UPS man Santa. These patterns are a recent purchase from Paradise Publications:
Here, of course, is the crocheted jewelry pattern I had to have>
Then, I had to have one of their gorgeous crocheted doll costume patterns:
I don’t collect dolls, and I don’t have a granddaughter, so I may never make this, but I chose the simplest pattern I saw:
This is the “1904 St.Louis World’s Fair Frock” pattern. It’s made mostly of ribbon. Maybe, someday!
And the dear hearts at Paradise Publications tossed this pattern in for free, as a thank
I’m not the bejeweled camisole type normally, but you never know! Excuse me while I laugh my head off! Maybe Mama would like one!
A new episode of Beads, Baubles and Jewels will be available online starting this Friday: http://www.beadsbaublesandjewels.com/
When Laura and I got together at the Needleart Extravaganza, we chose two projects/steps to attempt to finish in February. Here are mine! The bracelet is packaged and ready for giving, and the gazebo is stitched!
This is the same photo in Pixel Hobby with the number of colors reduced from 41 to 12:
This is the same photo uploaded to the Pixel Hobby Software. It’d take me a hundred years to stitch this, but wouldn’t it be beautiful?
Oooh, I just had a thought. Wouldn’t it be beautiful BEADED?!!!!
Here’re the results of a recent experiment. I got a roll of fiberglass windowscreen at Lowes Home Improvement for about $5.00. I did some “beadpoint” using glass seed beads, Nymo beading thread, and a graph I enlarged from the Cross-Stitchers Club. I’m pretty pleased with the results, but it was really hard to photograph. The beads are very reflective.
I’d planned to put the piece in a tinier hoop and fix it as a suncatcher. Unfortunately, you can see the stitching when the light hits it a certain way. I am developing Plan B!
Michaels had these “TicTac-like ” bead storage boxes and I was able to use my 40% off coupon! Half of them have a divider in them; a great place to store one or two larger beads leftover from a previous project.
It was on clearance, see? This reminds me, my craft book library file is getting way too big. Somewhere around here I have a cute, pink, pen drive that I found at Staples for not much money. It would be just the thing to load my library file. Hmmmnn…now what safe, logical-at-the-time place did I store it?