Saturday, September 27, 2008


And the winner is... tanybug! Even though the Random Number Generator says the number was drawn on the 28th, it's really only 7:30pm on the 27th here in my time zone; so I still squeaked in under the wire on getting the winner chosen. Since tanybug has an Etsy shop, I'm sending her a convo for her mailing address so I can send the Surly Cats her way.

I'm sooooo behind in posting to this blog, but it's been a busy week. My husband's back has been messed up the whole week (he has chronic back pain), and he's not able to get up and do anything. That means I've made hundreds of trips up and down our stairs to carry food, water, medicine, books, glasses, movies, exercise bands, clothes, shoes, etc., etc., etc., to him so he doesn't have to get out of bed. He's still not doing very well, but at least he's improving. My knees will be happy when he's back on his feet.

I have managed to get some beadweaving done in between trips up and down the stairs. Not as much as usual, but I'm happy with these pieces anyway. I also curated a couple of treasuries, kept up with my Etsy shipping, watched a few episodes of House, watched the Obama/McCain debate, finished reading one book (Disordered Minds) and started another (The Front), shipped some books that were mooched from me on Bookmooch, did some updates to the Bead Art Originals website, and kept up with most of the household chores (well, my husband can't come down the stairs to see the dirty dishes in the sink anyway, so they're still there). Why does it still feel like I'm behind? It's that whole not-enough-hours-in-the-day thing again.

Anyway, here are the newest pieces I've listed in my Etsy shop:

Cabernet


In Stitches


and just listed today... Op Art in Silver and Black


If you visit my Etsy shop, you'll see the inspiration for Op Art. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out, so it'll definitely show up with some different colors in the near future. Since one of the things I did this week was open up the box of beads I received from Fire Mountain Gems, I gotta make more things so I can use them!!! :-)

7 comments:

Deb DiSalvo said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!! The cabernet's colors are so beautiful!
Cheers,
Deb

Hot Rocks said...

They are all so beautiful, love the graphics on the black and white one.

tanyBUG said...

Thank you so much I am so thrilled to have won the awesome surly cats!

Kim said...

there is nothing like the inspiration of opening new packages of beads!

Dave Robertson said...

Holy cannoli, your beadwork is great! Mary Lou, please make a point of entering our 2009 design contest!

Cheers,

--Dave
at Rings & Things

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Here is a link for my 125X125, thanks for the link up.



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marisa said...

Hi---just happened to stumble upon your blog site. Love the bracelets! And actually I have a question for you. I have a number of these style bracelets a friend picked up for me in guatemala. I can't wear them though because the little clasp and ball ends have begun to shred. I want to get this fixed or learn to do it myself (finding time with two children and work is near impossible though) so that I can wear them again. Do you have any suggestions or sites that may help me? thanks,