No beading, not one bead, not one wire, not one crimp! And I loved it.
My sister flew in from Seattle to spend the weekend with my other sister and I here in the DC area. We ate great meals (Cheesecake Factory, Sushi, Dim Sum) shopped until we dropped, got pedicures, shopped some more, ate great food! :) We scored some great deals at the mall.
And the best part, she is here tomorrow too!
More shopping and perhaps some Lebanese Taverna for lunch!
I have to say, I really, really enjoyed this. For me, it was creating with a purpose. I love to sit and make pieces, but this was even better! I asked folks for their favorite color and took it from there. I hope folks like them (and hey, if not they can take them apart and use the beads!) :)
I will post some pictures in a while. I don't want to spoil any surprises!
This promises to be a good weekend. Getting a massage this afternoon, friends for dinner and then I will have time to bead!
I am mailing out StaciLouise's necklace to day. She won it during my Bead Soup give away. I hope she likes it. (that is always the hardest thing for me, will who ever gets my pieces like them, will they live up to their expectations and bring them joy.....)
I have finished one of my PIF pieces, working on the second and then to the rest.
My sister comes next weekend from Seattle. We get to have a sisters weekend, just the three of us. I am not sure that we have ever done that without spouses and kids being around. So looking forward to just the three of us!
I am trying to come up with something special for the three of us, still working on those - oh muse, where are you????? :)
'The first 5 people who comment on this post will receive a handmade gift by me (it could be any thing)! In return you must write a blog post explaining Pay It Forward 2011 and send your first 5 commenters a gift handmade by you. It's a great way to make new friends and spread some handmade love around in Blogland! No rush to send them out today or tomorrow.. but do make sure you send them out...'
So, here goes.
The first 5 people who comment here will get some handmade goodness from me. In addition to commenting, please leave me your favorite color.
What great way to make someone's day. It sure made mine.
Heather Powers of Humblebeads has encouraged us to share what is on our table with folks. My table today looks much like last week as my mom was here last weekend and I spent the weekend being spoiled. I did want to share the picture of who is watching me bead though.
Her name is Stella! (my kids love calling her name..Steeeellllllaaaa) She is the wonderful creation of Julianna of Julsbeads. I do love her and she sits there, offers words of encouragement and support and loves everything I create. :)
On this bleary Sunday here in DC I just wanted to share some beautifulness.
I am very lucky! I work on the grounds of the National Cathedral in DC. This was one afternoon last week leaving work and the sunlight was magical. Both taken with my iPhone, the second with Hipstamatic.
These were the other day driving. A storm was rolling in and the sky was full of movement.
Again, for me, it was magical. And then the heavens opened up and it poured, poured rain.
It is supposed to rain all day today, and that is ok with me. Some days I like the peace and quiet of gray clouds and the sound of rain hitting the roof and wall. Once I take my mom to the airport and finish the chores I hope to be able to take advantage of the peace and quiet and create!
Thank you to Lori for arranging this. Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment, I tried to respond to all of you whose emails let me. Thank you for your words of encouragement!
What an amazing group of artists. Did you see all those amazing pieces? Folks saying that they were beginners creating fantastic pieces, those of you who are experienced creating breath taking pieces. Congratulations to you all. I hope you have hopped around. I did finish all of them, took me 4 days, but I did it! I tried to leave comments where I could.
On to BTW. Here is what is on my table.
Ha, no glasses this time.
I actually had 3/4 of the necklace put together, wire wrapped and all, and - it just wasn't speaking to me. Took it apart, killed me but I did it. I had to walk away and leave it alone. The muse was really frustrating me. Had nothing to do with the daughter "mehing" it. :) Love you.
Welcome to Playing with the Lens, I am Courtney Breul of Courtney Breul Photography. I am an outdoor, natural light photographer specializing in portraits and lifestyle photography and am located in Silver Spring, MD. This is a place where I will share some of my client work and some of my personal work. Please join me on my journey!