August 21, 2013

Hump Day


This week is kind of meandering along like a slow moving stream, slowly but surely gaining speed. That's always the way when I'm anxiously awaiting a big trip. Friday morning I will jet down to Binghamton, pick up Nancy Schindler, and bold down to Philadelphia for Bead Fest.

I could not be more excited. 1. it's always a great time seeing all of my online bead friends! and 2. I can't wait to finally buy some things- I am in desperate need of beads!! I have been so good not spending as freely as I used to. Ever since I left my job in November, it's been sometimes a huge struggle to come up with cash for the mortgage and usually there isn't much left over to buy fun beads.  But I do admit, it's been VERY rewarding when I CAN make it happen!

I tried to write down a list of things I need, things I want to focus on buying this weekend. The list got VERY long, VERY fast. So I think I have to re-evaluate.  For example, it will be hard not to buy every art bead I see. But what I need are filler beads, like strands of Czech glass, seed beads, and strands of stones and hopefully maybe some metal findings like earring pairs and interesting links.


Also will be trying to keep my focus on getting some interesting focal beads like the ones I've been using in these multi-strand bracelets.  They are a lot of fun to make but I'm running out of interesting things to use.


Um wow. Next week is the reveal date for the Michael's challenge! DOH! I gotta get to work on that too! I hope you are finishing up your blog posts for the hop on tuesday!

I hope you are all having a fab week!


11 comments:

  1. Wishing you and Nancy a fun trip and a great weekend! I will really miss all the wonderful people and the beads, beads and more beads. I look forward to seeing what treasures you return home with (Bead Fest recap post hint, hint)!

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  2. Love the new header! It really screams summer to me. Have a great time with Mrs. Adams ;-) and while I have the beads, I have yet to wrangle them into anything for the hop, so Last Minute Lucy I will be! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  3. Hello Lorelei, I am an avid blog reader and appreciate the fact that you share your suppliers with readers. One request, do you have several suppliers for your buttons? Perhaps that can be a blog post in the future.

    Many thanks,
    Alice

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    1. Buttons! I like to buy from BlackSheepYarns.etsy.com
      She's really great to work with and has lots of options!

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  4. Heyya Lorelei! Am looking forward as to what you all do with the Michael's challenge. I wish you and Nancy a marvelous time at Bead Fest! Can't wait to see the great stash you bring home. I think I can feel your excitement!

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    1. Thank you!! I am really so excited to finally shop for beads!! it's been TOO LONG!

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  5. marvelous fun double-stranded bracelets, I love them all. Yes, I better get busy creating something for the Michaels challenge, too.

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    1. thanks you!
      Dont worry I am doing mine monday - LAST MINUTE SALLY I am I am!

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  6. Lovely post, Lori! Really feeling the new, fresh blog look... also thanks for a peek into how things have been going.

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    1. Thanks so much!
      I figured I better actually write something - my blog is so neglected lately!

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  7. Those are all lovely designs! Love them all.

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