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!
4 weeks ago