Hurricane Joaquin....or as I hear it: "there's a storm coming so I think I'll stay home all weekend and bead!" Hehe! But in all seriousness - I hope everyone weathers the upcoming storm safely and with no damage. Is it wrong of me to be kind of happy when the weather forecast is so dreary!?
When I sit down to do a blog post, I usually start by gathering some photos and dropping them into a folder labeled with the date I intend to write the post. The folder I'm pulling from today reads "blog post 9.19.15". hah! I had every intention of writing a post when my friend Cynthia (Antiquity Travelers) gifted me with this book! How lucky am I!?!?! Thank you SO MUCH Cynthia!!
Of course I used that as an excuse to buy plenty of soutache when I was out and about last week checking out all the bead stores for NH Bead Bop (or as I like to call it "Bead Gluttony 2015"....or "Mom bought too many beads so we're having ramen noodles for dinner all week"....or ....well...er...you get the idea!)
But there were coupons...and specials...and raffles!!! NH Bead Bop is so fun. To participate you buy this tote bag which is valid to use indefinitely. Then for each year you receive a pin and passport which has all your coupons and raffle entries.
Also - each bag contains a little sack of free goodies. Here's what I go in my goodie bag from Bead Bush Studio in Deerfield NH:
All the stores in Bead Bop this year agreed to display Bead-It-Forward items so I wanted to check that out as well and everything was displayed so beautifully! I'm so grateful for all the store owners' support!
Otherwise in my bead world, not much has been happening. Of course it is always fun to see someone wearing something you made, and here is a shot of a co-worker of mine wearing some earrings I made for her:
Also I needed a bracelet to go with a shirt I was wearing to a work event so I made this:
Not much else going on in my bead world but I sure do have a lot planned for the beads and soutache I obtained while Bead Bopping!
By the way - did you see the lunar eclipse on Sunday?!? What a treat!! We had super clear skies that night and I was able to snap some fun shots (and learned a LOT about DSLR camera settings in the process!)
May all the celestial objects be lined up in your favor!