Sunday, December 20, 2009

busy ... busy ... busy ...

I have been busy, very busy! There always has to be the last minute stuff no matter how well thought out Christmas gifts are. Time just seems to get away from me, all of us I suppose, and then there is one week left, and now only four days!!!!!

Making my beaded ornament covers is a lot of fun, and since I'm in a time crunch now, things seem to go faster. There isn't the time to agonize over what colors, which beads and what size ornament. This picture shows how I figure out what will go into an ornament, try this, try that and make sure I have enough of the 'fancy' beads to finish an ornament. If not, then change a row, change a dangle, or save the idea for another time. I seem to work better when I can see the supplies laid out whether I use that particular item or not. And that piece of blue in the bottom right of the picture is my ratty old flannel shirt ... LOL

This shows the lineup of some of my ornaments, some simple, some very simple and some take a bit of thought. None of them are hard to make - you just need to count beads, and count beads, and count beads. Then where to stick the needle is the next quest ... I love doing this king of work and time seems to fly when I do.

Here is the hat that I showed in an earlier post. Very warm, very thick and two layered so you can have whatever side and color you want shown to the world. I took the hat to my friend and he couldn't believe how thick and snug it was. He will be taking it with him up north for Christmas since it is a lot colder there.
Blue side --

Red side --

I will show some more gifts as I complete them.

Have the best Christmas ever, love and be loved.


Natalie said...

You certainly are a busy woman... talented too.
Merry Christmas.

Nezzy said...

Ya are one busy woman there. I love the look of the warm hat. We have a snowstorm predicted here the Ponderosa the next couple of days! Uck, this farm chick is soooo not a winter kinda' gal.

God bless and have a wonderfully blessed Christmas!!!

Betty said...

Oh, I just dropped by and saw your wonderful ornaments and this delightful hat! Your talent continues to amaze me! Hope your holidays are going well!