Thursday, January 14, 2010

My 'bead ship' came in.

Yesterday when I got home from work, I saw a pkg. sitting in my chair. It was from a dear online friend in Idaho. She knows I'm into beaded embroidery these days and last week she emailed me saying my 'bead ship' was in. She said she had more than enough to last two life times so would be sending me some of her stash. She mailed the pkg. Monday and yesterday (Wednesday) it was here. We were both surprised at that.

I changed clothes, poured DH and I a glass of pre-dinner wine, and opened the pkg. and couldn't quit smiling and ooohing and aaahing over it all. I am thrilled and I am grateful for her gift. DH said your 'bead ship' definitely did come in.

Here are pictures for those of you who are interested and can relate to my excitement and joy.



She even sent me a great selection of embroidery floss,
a quilter's pencil for drawing onto dark fabrics,
some thread winders,
and a beaded head piece.






Look at all these beads, the colors are beautiful.
I can hardly wait to get started with using them.




Here I sorted them into colors. Wow!





So, if you don't see me much, you'll know what I'm doing. :-) Plus, we're working on a screened room off the back of our little cottage, and I'm revamping the inside of my little 6'x8' shed, which is gardening, laundry and crafts.

It is much warmer today than it has been. I am going to try to get some laundry washed and hung out, make a savory chicken pot pie, make more bread, hand water some plants, and see what else might come my way.

Have a great day wherever you are, whatever you do.

FlowerLady

19 comments:

aims said...

I'm not into seed beads - but I am a beader - and getting a box like that would make me swoon!

What a fantastic box to receive. Your ship really did come in.

I love opening boxes of bead packages. Its just so exciting! However - I've never received one like that. Most of mine are small envelopes!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

and let your bead ship NEVER SINK!

Enjoy many happy hours creating with them!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes From Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

gld said...

I don't know anything about your hobby but I do understand your thrill. What a treasure...you may never have to buy beads again.

The screened porch sounds like a wonderful addition.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a generous and nice surprise! It sounds like you have a lot of fun things to keep you busy right now! Glad it's warming up there too.

Rambling Tart said...

How wonderfully fun!!! :-) You must be grinning so big :-)

Becca's Dirt said...

What time is dinner. Chicken pot pie sounds so good. You hit pay dirt girl. How fortunate for you to get your bead fix and with so many colors. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Kit said...

Wow! I DO feel your excitement! What a great thing to receive. Just getting real mail these days is wonderful let alone a lovely package such as that. Thanks for sharing and showing! :)

Dirt Princess said...

That was sooo nice! You will be having so much fun with all of that! Enjoy!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

FarmLady..How nice....looks like lots of fun ahead...

i have been waning to visit a bead store here in San Luis Obispo...

it's on my to do list...

love your peaceful music....

more later,
kary
xxx

kanak7 said...

I'm not into this but I can understand your happiness on getting this precious package! I hope they give you many hours of joy!

FlowerLady said...

Good morning Friends ~ Once again, thank you for all of your kind, encouraging comments.

Aims ~ I love seed beads, although some of them are very tiny to work with. I've got some that I had in my own stash that are from a necklace of strands of these tiny little things,and I can hardly see the hole to get them on the needle. Trying to thread the needle is a fun project too. I'm still swooning over this box of beads.

Sharon ~ Thank you, 'may my bead ship never sink'. That's a nice thought.

Gld ~ I shouldn't have to buy beads for awhile that's for sure. The screeened room is going to be so nice. Our jacuzzi, outdoor shower and ball and claw foot tub are back there, along with a swing. I'll be putting more plants there when we're all done too.

Catherine ~ It has warmed up nicely. We had rain yesterday morning, then the power went out for an hour, so I sat in front of my window embroidering away.

Rambling Tart ~ Fun, yes and I'm still grinning.

Becca ~ I cooked up the chicken pot pie filling, but didn't make it into a pie. I served it over rice. It was yummy.

Kit ~ I know what you mean about getting real mail. :-) This pkg was great!

Dirt Princess ~ Yesterday I used some of the threads and some of the beads. I'm almost finished with the latest piece.

Kary ~ Oh my are you in for a treat visiting a bead store. I've only been to one, and I went with a certain amount of $. If I had had unlimited funds, I would have come out of there with gobs and ooodles of beautiful beads. We even had to put our purses in a locker and take the key, to prevent shop lifting. I bet they had surveillance cameras too. They had precious and semi-precious beads in there and it was just amazing and almost too much to look at. ~ Glad you like the music.

kanak ~ It was a precious pkg. as it meant a lot, because it was a gift. They will give me many hours of enjoyment that's for sure.

Thanks again everyone. I know this isn't a LOT of peoples cup of tea, but I just had to share.

FlowerLady

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I just came from your Plum Creations blog, and love the work you have done with beads! What fun to get these!

Sandra said...

Oh my look at all that goodness in one package, I would be happy too :)

Mrs. Peterson's Place said...

It's like Christmas! How exciting. You are blessed to have someone like her in your life.

Balisha said...

What a treasure you have there. Your day sounds perfect to me.
Have fun,
Balisha

Debbie's Garden said...

Christmas in January! Just seeing it all spread out like that, all the colors, is motivating isn't it?!

Lynda said...

As the kids say OMG! Wow! I love beads or any crafty stuff and what a lovely present! You have to post some of your creations!

FlowerLady said...

Good morning everyone ~ I'm off from work today, maybe I can get a little beading in. I've started the next project, but am not very far along yet.

Sue ~ thanks for visiting Plum Cottage Creations. It definitely was fun getting this gift of beads and thread.

Sandra ~ That definitely was a box of goodness and I am enjoying it.

Mrs. Peterson ~ Yes, I am blessed to have this friend in my life. We met online a few years ago.

Balisha ~ A treasure indeed.

Debbie ~ You are so right, Christmas in January and that seeing all those colors is motivating.

Lynda ~ You can see my pieces in my other blog Plum Cottage Creations.

Thanks again everyone for your kind comments.

FlowerLady

Betty819 said...

I say that friend that sent you the package appreciates and admires your beaded handwork. I'd not only consider if a gift but a compliment to your craft and talents.