Category Archives: beading

My Colors Arrived!

My Colors Arrived!

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
good thing!)

Goodies in the Mail!

Goodies in the Mail!
Goodies in the Mail!

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 you:

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!

Beaded Windowscreen

Beaded Windowscreen
Beaded Windowscreen

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!