Sunday, February 24, 2013

So ready for Spring!

Here in NC the winter weather this year has been brutal! It has been so cold and rainy this year that we are ready for a little bit of warmer weather. Friday morning it was once again cold and raining so Darlene and I decided to pull out the flower beads and start making some fun new spring designs. We hoped that it would lighten the dull mood. Well let me tell you...we had a blast making these new designs. Working with all the varieties of flower beads at the shop was such a breath of fresh air. I loved making the necklaces but they seem to take forever to make because you have to put all the flowers on head pins and make the wraps before you can even start thinking about putting the necklace together. With Darlene's help I made two different versions of the flower necklace. A few days earlier i had gotten Darlene started on making a bracelet with the flowers embellishing the top of the bracelet. The bracelet turned out great but there are a few minor adjustments to do to it before I decide to do a Pattern and video for it. Darlene was so excited because she finally got the bracelet finished while we were working on the other flower pieces. She had been working on it on and off for a couple of days so she was relieved to finally have the project completed. Below are pictures of what we made Friday. I still have a lot of earring ideas that I'm working on with the flowers and hope to be able to post some pics for you this week. For now though I have included pictures of the finished necklaces and bracelet as well as a picture of Darlene hard at work on some of our samples.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Had a wonderful day today!

I had the most wonderful day today.  Below is a picture of Marie. She learned of my videos from her friend Pat. Marie started making plans a few months ago to come and visit my store. It's always a humbling experience for me when someone calls and wants to come and visit. To know that someone enjoys my vidoes enough that they would take the time out of their vacation or schedule to come and see me is humbling. From the time Marie walked in the door today I felt like I had made a new wonderful friend. She stayed with me all day today and started making 3 lovely projects. In the picture below she is modeling one of her finished pieces. She was a wonderful student! Never in a million years did I think I would get to meet so many wonderful people through my videos. I love my job!

Oh by the way....I have had a lot of people asking. Thankfully I am feeling much better!  For now the sickness seems to have passed.  Thank you to everyone who said a little prayer for me! We got to hear the baby's heart beat on Wednesday.  Sammy is happy happy and excited as all get out.  Our family is now in the process of taking bets as to what the sex of the baby will be. I feel like it's a boy but a lot of people are thinking it's a girl. Guess we'll find out April 10th!