Sunday, September 05, 2010

Don't I know you??

It's been 3 months since my last post & it went completely unnoticed!! Not sure if I should be happy or sad about it so I'll shrug it off for now.

Anyway, while I was away, I was doing some sewing for my pageant queen Niece. Mom & I made a lovely orangy-red suit, cream shell & a bright blue beaded ball gown. What an experience!! I didn't think it would be too difficult but that's what I get for thinking!! Should have had a design plan before I started beading. In the end, it all came together beautifully & the little Queen AND the Queen Mum loved the dress. If there is a 'next' dress, I'll definitely be better prepared!!

I really enjoy making jams... my Sister has never made. She came into a bunch of oranges, so we took a stab at orange marmalade. It came out OK but I'm upset that it didn't jell properly. I think it needed more lemon zest & a longer time at a hard boil. But, it eats the same so, live & learn.

I did crank out fuzzy birthday beanie for a friend & a scarf for my cousin. The beanie was suppose to be a gag gift but wasn't. He love, love, loved it!! My cousin saw a pix of the scarf & wanted one like it, so I indulged him.

Jewelry has also been on the agenda... I've rediscovered the joys of beads, findings & wire!! Constructed a super cute star necklace for my sister, beaded up a necklace for a friend & stringing some rough cut agate for ME! It would be done by now but I need to get a bead reamer cuz some of those bead holes are tiny.


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