Sunday, September 28, 2014

Beading stuff and more.....

I have been beading a lot lately when I'm not tatting. I am really enjoying getting back to beading. I am finally using some of those beads I have. My problem is that while I am using some of my stash, I am finding that I need more beads to accomplish what I want to do. I am trying to keep costs down, so I have been shopping on eBay. That's a dangerous thing. I am finding a lot of things I want and can use. I am also finding things I just want. My imagination is going crazy. I can't wait for the things I bought to come in.

My local bead store has a wonderful bead artist that comes in to teach loom classes. She is an amazing designer and I am so inspired by her. Today was an advanced class that I am so not ready for, but I did pop over there to check out what everyone was doing. The designer encouraged me to take her next few classes. As a matter of fact, she told me that she WANTS me in the next few. They are quite pricy, but I can see so much potential from what she teaches. I bought a second loom from her today. It's a longer one and I can make necklaces with it. That's one of the reasons why I needed to go shopping on eBay for beads today.

I just need to write down my ideas while I am waiting for the beads to get here.

I can feel the creative juices flowing.

On another note, my son's wedding is only 3 weeks away. I can't believe it's almost here. I only have a few more things to make and then my part will be finished. My dress will be finished on Tuesday. Shawn has gotten fitted for his tux and we have our house sitters ready. I'm going up to PA on the Wednesday before the wedding so I can help get last minute things done. Shawn will come on Friday. The rehearsal will be on Saturday at 11 am and then a luncheon. After that the bridal party and family are going on a river cruise of Pittsburgh. Then we relax at the hotel until the wedding Sunday morning. Naina is getting my hair done just before the wedding. She wants me to color out the grey. I think I will get it cut as well. It's kind of long and I need at least a trim to freshen it up.

The more I think about it, the more excited I get. My son is marrying a wonderful person and we couldn't be happier.

So until then, I will keep myself busy getting things made and working on gifts.

Today is my birthday and I don't really feel up to celebrating. Shawn is working midnights and it kind of stinks that I am home alone and then he will sleep half the day tomorrow. I guess I should be grateful that he's working. It's been hit or miss lately. His company is reorganizing and he's not working regularly. It's a source of stress for me with all that is going on. But I trust that God will bring us through this just fine.

I am working on more shuttles and thread to sell. I also have a few pair of earrings that I want to put in my Etsy store when I get them tatted up. Also some beaded bracelets. I am going to have so much fun with all of the ideas I have.

1 comment:

  1. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MONICA. Sorry you had to spend it alone but sounds like you're doing and planning creative things which seems to be something you enjoy and do very well. You're making the best of it.
    Congratulations on the wedding. You're gaining a daughter!