Frankly I rarely open these unless i"m stuffing something in there! So this was the first time, in I don't know how long, I opened these drawers to actually finish something!
My first instinct was to work on this pendant which was my Bead Soup Blog Party creation from many years ago. It fell apart about two years ago and it didn't even make it into the UFO drawer for a while b/c I love the pendant and loved wearing it.
I just was so stuck on using the other coordinating beads, that I never did anything to put it back together again. So for this piece I added a chain!
A little bit of a cop-out for this challenge, so there is more!
I pulled out this piece, which I knew was super old b/c I rarely use the nymo thread any more since I switched to Fireline a few years ago.
And given the nature of this blog hop, I thought that working on this "FOCUS" pendant was very apropos!
When I originally started this (and I remember it was back in Maryland when I had a whole room for my beading!), my intention was to create a small wall hanging to hang near my beading table. So I stuck with that idea and finally finished this mini wall hanging, with the message that I sometimes need when I'm sitting at my bead table!
THANK YOU Karen for hosting this fun hop. I dare say, I could use this catalyst more frequently!
Please check out our other UFO hoppers here:
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Christine Van Dyke Altmiller, One Kiss Creations
Amy Severino, Amy Beads
Therese, Therese's Treasures
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Liz E, Bead Contagion
Margo Lynn Hablutzel, My World and It's Full of Books
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cathi Salzarulo Kent, The Cat's Meow
Liz Hart, Treetop Life
I can't wait to visit some of my friends on this list today!
And a quick P.S.... since I 'rebranded' my blog to be "Amybeads...and birds" (and because I'm still giddy about this particular sighting), I do want to share this photo of an absolutely amazing owl I had the pleasure to view last night. This bird is a extremely rare in New England since it typically lives in the Pacific northwest and Western Canada! It's the Great Grey Owl! So without further ado, here is this magnificent creature: