Monday, February 29, 2016

Not Gonna Throw in the Towel

Hiya everyone.  I am so happy; HAPPY I TELL YOU to be finally healthish.  I am 95% better than I was last week. Man O man!  I was having trouble thinking, talking (yes I even had issues with talking, hard to believe but true!) staying awake, and concentrating on ANYTHING!  But I am finally getting better.  I was so excited because the addition is also FINALLY FINALLY coming together.  This has been 2 years in the making!  We are 95% done.  We only have getting the AC/heat done.  If you could see me right now you would see me doing a happy dance all over the place.

Between sweeping, dusting, moving things, and painting I was able to do some beadwork first off is for Every Inchie Monday whose theme this week is Towel.  For this one I thought about those beautiful embroidered towels that people like to display in bathrooms never meaning to be used.  My Mom had some of those.  You can not imagine how hard it always was for me to not use them.  Lets just say that I NEVER did, ;) LOL Just don't tell her.  My inchie this week is a towel on a towel bar.


For this inchie I used 4 colors of delicas.  I do love the little heart on the towel.  I still say though if I saw this in your bathroom then I would still use it, BWAHHH!

Also this week I entered 3 pieces in a competition over at Sarcastic Beads and Yarn bead challenge.  The winner in this challenge will get a $250 package of beads!  OH MY GOSH!!!!  Second Runner up will get a $50 gift certificate as well.  I am hoping to make a few more pieces for this competition.  I urge you to check it out and enter.  It is a great competition, run by a great lady.  Check out my pieces.

The first 2 are a pattern called Double Tile Bangle by Chloe Menage .  For these 2 patterns I used 2 colors of CzechMates Quadratiles and 3 colors of CzechMates Tiles.  




This is the second pattern I worked on called Winter Flower Pendant by Nichole Starman.  It uses a whole bunch of different types of beads and like the title says it is a pendant that I turned into a bracelet.  The top picture is the bottom of the pattern showing off the beads that I inserted to hold he shape of the flower.  The bottom picture is what it looks like from the top. I alternated the "leaves" of the flowers for effect.  This pattern has 11/0's, 15/0's 3mm fire polish beads and 2 different colors of Chechmates triangles.  I then added the peachy 12mm beads inside of the flower for shape.  Then closed it with a magnetic clasp.


Also this week over at All About Beadweaving, a Facebook group, they have announced an Amulet bag challenge and I have many ideas running through my head at this moment.  I can not wait to get started on it.  But until then I will just have to keep working on the Sarcastic Beads challenge and just being happy that I am feeling better.  LOL

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to fly on over to check out EIM.  Also don't forget to check out the 2x2x2 bi-monthly challenge, it is so much fun and, like EIM it is a great way to stretch your creative muscle.

Also check out the Sarcastic Beads and Yarn Beads Challenge and All About Beadweaving for the amulet bag challenge.  Join in, I don't think you will be disappointed and who knows you might win!  (BTW, if you do win can I hit you up for some new beads?)

That is it for me this week, don't forget to follow the links to check out the other challenges and artwork that so many amazing artists are doing.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends, and go out and enjoy this leap year day!

14 comments:

  1. Always love to see your makes and I am so pleased that you are feeling such a lot better. Wonderful bead work and I hope you win the big prize you deserve it for sure

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, it is great to be on the healthy side again

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  2. Pleased to hear that you are feeling so much better. All I can say about your inchie is " Great minds think alike" Great work as usual.

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  3. Glad that you are feeling better. I love those towels too. I put them out to be pretty, not to be used as well. I didn't do that though until all my children were out of the house LOL! I like your beaded one. Good luck on the competition. I will be rooting for you!

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    1. Thanks Jean, good idea on waiting until the kids are out of the house lol

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  4. Clue me in on the All About Beadweaving Group on FB. I can't find it. Love your inchie and your entries into the Challenge. Keep em coming, cuz you can enter as many times as you want!

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    1. Thanks Becca, I will work on some more items soon. I have all the beads set and ready I will check on the FB group

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  5. cute little towel - love the silver towel bar

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    1. Thanks Kia, I love the silver as well

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  6. Hey, Freebird! Glad wellness has visited you and happiness presides over your home improvement. Nicely done work, the flower bracelet is quite interesting. The towel is adorable. And I won't tell your mom! Have a brilliant day! Cheryl

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  7. I really don't know how you do it, your beadwork is so lovely, the bracelets are very pretty and I love your little embroidered towel - we were given some for our wedding 42 years ago - they are somewhere in the cupboard - as you say unused!!! Glad you are dancing - keep well now

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny, Glad you like the bracelets and the towel. Glad you also have some yourself.

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