Monday, December 13, 2010

I am here ...

... crafting away. I have shopped, and am still not done, I have knit - and am still not done, I am making my beaded ornaments - and am still not done. I need a total of 6 ornaments; I have 2 finished, 1 almost, and 3 still to go. I don't follow any pattern, I just make up rows as I go.  I'm sorry the pictures aren't clearer, but it is an overcast, rainy day here in Southern Oregon (I wish it was snow!!).  Then again I don't want them too clear as the people they are for, pop in now and again (I think). LOL ... 


 I pick the glass ball first, then contemplate what colors of beads go with the ball.  After that I start looking and counting out beads to see if I have enough of the fancy ones.  Sometimes I need only 8, others 24 or 48 - all multiples of 8 as there are usually 8 danglies on each ball.  I need to expand to have more . . . hmmm, probably next year!  I don't have time this year to experiment ...

I know I will get them all done - is there a choice? - as it only takes half to three quarters of a day to make one my way.  If I had all the supplies in a neat little package it would only take 3 hours or so...... but I like to dig around in my beads, and it gives me a break from getting the needle through those itty, bitty beads.  I love my beads ...

OK, now that you've had a peek, I must get back to finishing the 3rd one, and get started on number 4.

Have a great day!

8 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh the patience you must have!
And well worth it... you make something beautiful!

Mama Pea said...

Wow, waaaay more patience than I have! But because you love working with them, I know you get a great deal of satisfaction from making those lovelies.

Now go back to work. :o)

Gail said...

Those are really pretty and look like they take a bit of time. Better hire Santa's elves to help you finish in time for Xmas.

Hugs

Susan said...

Those are beautiful! You do have amazing skill and patience - and with cats and a dog, too! Be sure and post all your ornaments!

Nezzy said...

How gorgeous are those??? Girl you've got talent!

I just wanted to wish you and yours a very blessed and Merry Christmas filled with friends, family and fudge baby, heaps of fudge!!!

Buttons said...

That is absolutely beautiful.

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful

Nezzy said...

How are ya doin' sweetie???

Take care and God bless ya :o)