There were people everywhere at the bead show. TONS of people and I finally ended up leaving with the thought that I might go back tomorrow. I picked up just a few items to use in the next few months but I fell in love with a few strands that I just might go back and get tomorrow when there aren't as many people. Take a look at these bright colors!
Isn't this a beautiful home? What a lovely picture with all of the snow. This is my in-law's home. I adore this house and this is such a cozy picture with all of the freshly fallen snow. I enjoy visiting their home when we make the trip and I love the open layout of the entertaining spaces. I know you can't see it but when you are in their home, you can see everyone all in the one area whether you are eating at the table, relaxing on the couch, or preparing things in the kitchen. I love that type of layout. I have a home with rooms divided everywhere so I have to track down the kids when things get too quiet. You know that sound. Silence. Beware. Anyway, hopefully Dad and Mom won't mind me putting this picture up. : )
I would be LOST without my kitchen shears. I love, love, love them and use them everyday for something in the kitchen. Cutting up food is mainly what I use them for since I have a little one who can't chew her food properly yet. I have TWO of them since I use them so much. I love them and would be sad if I had to do without them. I know it sounds silly but if you have a pair, you probably know how wonderful they are. Don't have a pair? Well, go get some and see how it changes your life. Seriously. : )
Here are a few pictures of my youngest daughter, Ashley, the one who needs me to cut up her food.
Silly faces and then playing dress up.
I have so many wonderful freshwater pearls, semi-precious gemstones, and other beads that I have purchased and I'm going to be using them in bracelets that don't have any lampwork beads in them. Why? Just because. Variety is the spice of life, right?
If you want to see this one, click here to see more.
Fooled you didn't I? No, I am not pregnant. phew. I had to break down and get a new printer, copier, scanner, and fax machine (all-in-one) thing. I always feel like I have added a new little member to my house when a bigger electronic device comes into my home. I dust them, take care of them, and make sure they are okay. Silly isn't it? Hopefully this one will last longer than the last one. The other one just stopped working and it gave up the ghost last night. (moment of silence) My husband found my newest piece of office equipment for me. He finds the BEST deals and this time was no exception. I expected to pay $99.99 for my new printer but he came home with it and only paid $63.00 for it! It was originally $179.99!!! Isn't that awesome? He is the BEST! Thanks honey!
I know, I know. This post has nothing to do with anything bead related but I decided that I should blog more and this is the beginning of that journey. Lucky you, right? ha ha Have a great weekend!
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I haven't been blogging much, have I? I think I got a little burned out there at the end of the year trying to get everything done and so now I feel refreshed and ready to tackle this new year. That is how I feel now, but check back with me in an hour and I might have completely changed my mind. ha ha.
I'll be putting up pictures of the bracelets that I did for customers, as Christmas presents but couldn't share before now. That would have ruined the surprise! It was fun to work on presents for other people and I couldn't wait to hear from them after they opened their gifts. I loved it. Anyway, I'll put those pictures up in the next few posts.
Oh, here is a bracelet that I designed for someone for Christmas. Take a look.