At least we aren't getting all of that blue but the pink is worse as it means severe. I pray that all of you in those areas will be safe.
Last evening my ride to and from the prayer group I go to told me we were getting the 'cold' weather this weekend. I told him my heater is in the attic, this was on the way. When we got to my house afterwards he asked if I wanted him to get the heater out of the attic and I said yes and thanked him. He couldn't believe the heater. We found it curbside years and years ago and it works fantastically. It's a Radiant Heat panel. Quiet, no fumes, no noise, saves on heating bill. Makes it very comfortable in Plum Cottage that's for sure.
Thursday I took some more Christmas money and went to JoAnn's for a paper cutter by Fiskar. It had very good reviews and it was on sale too. I needed one and look forward to using it. It's not sitting all the way flat as I've got it partly hanging off my sewing table.
While I was at JoAnn's I bought more felt and also some beads that were on sale. I love beads and creating with them. Some I've been gifted from friends years ago when I first started to bead, then I started buying. Have you ever walked into a bead store. I can't afford the more expensive items, but I love looking and buy what I can. Freshwater pearls are some of my favorite natural beads. Favorite size bead to work with are the 11/0's and 15/0's too. Glass rather than plastic.
Here are the new beads I got yesterday.
Here are some of my stash of beads. This is looking out the window onto the wet patio area. I turned the boxes of beads on end to show them off better in the photos.
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Flowers out the window.
Back to beads.
I'm almost done beading the pink lady cameo heart. I've been keeping track of my time with an online stopwatch and writing it down.
Here's the next one I've started. I can hardly wait to see how it turns out. I just wing it and go with the flow. The blue heart will be placed better on the light gray one. It's not attached yet.
Well, there was some color, inside and a little from the outside on this wet, gray day.
I hope you all are staying warm and cozy inside here in the US. For the rest of you around the world I pray you all are doing well, wherever you are.
“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” ~Marc Chagall
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” ~E.B. White
“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.” ~William Faulkner
“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works;
if from the head, almost nothing.” ~Marc Chagall