This is the result of three days of planning and calculating and frogging and bead-sizing. Jeez. It turned out pretty cute. The pictures are not great and don’t show the true colors of the beads.
Here it is in a little bit different light. At least the blues show up closer to their real color. The red and cranberry colors look gold in this pic, and the green looks yellow. In person, the beads and colorful edging yarn are exactly the same colors. Maybe if I take a picture in the sunshine tomorrow I’ll get a more view of it for you.
I got the inspiration and idea over at Bunny Mummy’s blog. (Scroll down a ways to see her jar.) Hers is really pretty and inspired me to try making my own.
I braved a trip to Hobby Lobby today. The whole shopping center was jam-packed with cars and people. I almost turned my car around and went home, but I’m glad I didn’t. Nobody got in my way and I got right up to the checkout counter with no waiting. How is that possible when it was such a madhouse? I’m just lucky sometimes. I think I’ve mention here before that I’m a very lucky girl. Boon Pappy tells me that all the time. “Pam, you have fell into a pile of shit so many times and come out smelling like a rose! It’s amazing!” Hee-hee. It’s true.
And speaking of me being lucky…I felt so good today it scared me. I haven’t felt this well in a month! Knock-knock-knock on wood. Do you remember that disco song from the 70s? Ahh, those were the days. But I wouldn’t go back there if you paid me. I was so DUMB and didn’t even know it. It was fun though. I would only go back if I could know then what I know now. (Did that sentence even make sense?) Anyway, I digress.
I woke up pain-free and have remained that way all day. I went to Hobby Lobby AND even got my nails done. Wanna see? Okay…
BLOOD RED for the Holidays.
I told her to cut them short and paint them red. It’s been a long time since I’ve had color. It was OPI Kennebunkport. You should hear an Asian lady try to say that. Hee-hee! She tried to say it, then laughed at herself and told me to read it. And her name is “Vicki.”
I went to Tuesday Morning last night to buy some new pillows. I’ve found they have the best quality pillows at FANTASTIC prices. I thought it might help my neck if I got some new ones because I’ve had trouble getting comfortable at night. I found these two Laura Ashley pillows marked down to $8.99 each from $20 each. Yipee! I grabbed them even though they don’t match. They’re going to be covered with pillowcases anyway. I slept like a baby last night!
I spotted these…
Did I need them?
Did I snatch them up like they were free diamonds?
I love them.
Marked down from $10 each to $3.99 each.
Lucky girl. I told you.
Did I mention I bought some YARN when I was at Hobby Lobby too? Well, I did.
You see…I “needed” some new cotton yarn to make some potholders and wash cloths and stuff like that for Christmas gifts. I thought that would be a good little gift for “Vicki” and the other girls at the nail salon. As you can see in the picture, they had my favorite peppermint sticks there too. King Leo Pure Peppermint Sticks. They always have them around Christmas and I always get a box or two when I go. Mmm…sugar!
Man, I have been chatty the last couple of days. I have more to show you, but I’ll save it for later this week.
Time to go watch the Dancing With the Stars finale. I have moved my support from J.R. to Rob in the last couple of weeks. J.R. has gotten over-confident and cocky in his dancing. He will probably win because of his compelling story and amazing attitude, but I’m a sucker for the underdog, and Rob has gone from a complete uncoordinated loser dirt-bag (in my mind) to a really good dancer and man with potential in life. I think this experience will turn his life around.