Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Friday!!

Happy FRIDAY!!!  We had an absolutely gorgeous day here in Maryland - sunny and warm - is this really MARCH!?!

I was overwhelmed with excitement earlier this week when all the kits I put up for the Spring Fling challenge were gone in one day!!! Thank you to everyone who is participating!  I can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to check back on April 20 for the reveal!

I've been working on Nancy's pattern for Beading Babes.  I love this tubular right-angle-weave!  It has also renewed my enjoyment of Fireline.  When will this company start making it in every color!  It's the only reason I don't give up Nymo thread!!  I had some trouble with the netting on this rope though and had to pull it out.  Also, I selected beads that were too similar in color to the base of the rope and I didn't like the way it was coming out....but I'll be back at it again this weekend.

I'm also playing around with this gorgeous cabachon I won last year from Lori at Out of the Flames.  This picture doesn't do the cab justice, but if you click here you will see a better pic of the cab I'm using it's the one on the top left.

 When I finish this embroidery project, I am planning to adhere it to this nifty business card holder I received as a sample:
That will make giving out business cards a whole lot more fun! :)

It's Friday and that means a Free Pattern! So in honor of Spring beginning this week - and the wonderfully warm weather - here is a trio of dragonflies!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hi:-)
    Very good beginning.It is going to be the nice pendant and in pastel colors,which I like very much.
    I work mostly with Fireline 6lb threads,in my opinion they're the best.They produce in black,smoky and crystal,but not all sizes.Smoky is always very thin,like a hair,black also thinner size,crystal is the best and I use it even to dark colors.It guarantees the strenght of the sets.
    We also have the beautiful and sunny weather here,in Sweden.As for the Northern country,over 20 degrees Celsius this time of the year,means rather warm.
    Best Greetings-Halinka-

  2. Gorgeous base for your rope, I love what you started!!! If you have any more problems with the netting, you can email me if you would like! ;) I can't wait to see. Your cabochon looks fabulous, can't wait to see that, too!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Hi Amy, Wow I have not started on my projects yet I'm still gathering the beads I want to use in all three of the pieces for Project 4. That is a great idea to put the bead embroidered piece on the business card holder can not wait to see it when it is done. Thank you for sharing the dragon fly pattern. I received my kit today and I have been thinking about what I want to do with it.

  4. I love the colors you're using for the Beading Babes project, Amy! I haven't started mine yet, as usual. But the embroidery is finshed and now I havve to construct the rest of that project. The cab is gorgeous!

  5. Oh AMY!!!!! I love the soft colors of your rope! And that Cab!!!!! I have one too but I haven's ventured into embroidery yet! I can't wait to see your finished pieces!

  6. Oh Amy!!!!!!!!!!! I love the colors of your rope! And that cab!!!!! I have a couple of Lori's cabs just waiting for the perfect inspiration to strike. They are so gorgeous and need special treatment. You have totally done that!


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