Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beads and stash!

Hello! I've had a pretty good week and weekend. First of all, there was a bead show at the state fairgrounds this weekend and I went ---- twice!
I got this yesterday - 6 strands of 4 mm fire polish beads and 2 hanks of 11/0 gold plated beads. The picture doesn't do them justice - they sparkle to high heaven!

I had to work today near the fairgrounds and went back to get these. They are all 13/0 Charlottes - silver, champagne (2 hanks), and a teal blue. More sparklies!

Then, a friend had told me about a website where I could buy the trellis/ladder yarn and I ordered some. They came this week and they are yummy! There were WAY too many to choose from, so I just got 10 balls. Three of them are metallics and I think they are all scrumptious!

I made several necklaces from them, but only got pictures of these two. Pictures are clickable.

Then went to a local antique/thrift/whatever store and found this cute little jar. Somebody worked really hard on this and the stitching is gorgeous! This is the best picture I was able to get out of 6 or 7 tries. It's even "signed"! I think I paid $2.50 for it. I love it!

I also got a flower frog in amber glass, but accidentally deleted the picture!

I've been on a finishing frenzy lately too. I finished assembling this ornament, which I stitched last year or the year before. It's done on 32 ct. linen from MCG textiles with DMC and Mill Hill beads. Pattern was a freebie from Rosewood Manor. I like how it turned out.

And I finally got my scissors bed assembled - by Little House Needleworks. I like how it turned out, too!

It's still hot here, but not as humid as it was, thank goodness! My A/C isn't working properly either! I hope maintenance gets here tomorrow and fixes it!

Stay cool!

Eskie smiles,


  1. WOW!!! LOTS of pretties- your stitching is beautiful!

  2. nice stash and the necklaces are so pretty. Congrats on your finishes too.