Good morning Folks ~ Hope your week is off to a good start. Sunday morning I was awakened by heavy rains pounding the cottage. We needed it, I just hoped there would be no leaks, no flooding and was glad when the rain slackened. It was much needed and so good for all growing things.
This cold is almost gone. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts, prayers and good wishes.
Yesterday afternoon I felt like trying a new beading project. I took a shell we found at the beach and after watching some you-tube videos on beading around cabochons, I gave it a try. I didn’t have the .006 Wildfire beading wire so just used sewing thread for this first practice attempt. I listened to a wonderful 5 hour long piano you-tube collection by Brian Crain. I hummed along as I stitched and was filled with love and peace. My DH loved to hear me humming while sitting in here in my little creative space stitching and told me so. A sweet memory locked in my heart.
Now here’s a pic of my first attempt. I could not find my ‘mistake’ last night, so just finished it off. Well, looking at the blown up pic this morning I certainly saw it. I need to set up my late FIL’s magnifying glass (again) to use while stitching, especially this fine work. I was going to take a picture of the side so you could see the beading from that angle, but my batteries needed charging.
I’ve ‘lots’ more shells to work with and I’ve seen a lacy beadwork I want to try next.
Below is an unwanted visitor. This is around 7 p.m. I do NOT like these guys at all. They wreak havoc all over and are NOT welcome here, but alas, I get them.
(Notice that my orchids are fading away. Someone asked if I grow these orchids, yes I do. They just grow like a weed outside with no extra care from me.
The next morning, after the heavy rain, I looked out of the window and saw beautifully orange tinted clouds. So I grabbed the camera and headed out. I headed north down the driveway, and when I looked at the sky to the west, this is what I saw. I was thrilled.
Walking further north, here was the view. It is just a partial rainbow but still beautiful.
My last post was my 1,000th so I thought I’d have a give away and here it is. One of my beaded and silk ribbon embroidered felt hearts. It is roughly 4 inches by 4 inches. It’s just a small way to say ‘thank you’ for the love, support, friendship and prayers these past almost 7 years.
This is open to followers and continental US residents only. I will use the Random number picker online. The final date to enter will be midnight Sunday, 19th April 2015.
With that, I’ll close. I need to go hang out a load of laundry while the weather is good. Then I’m off to run a couple of errands.
Have a good week and remember to count your blessings.