And speaking of fun....
The bead show was just as amazing as ever. I bought some mother of pearl buttons and some glass beads.
Then I went to a booth called Priscilla Beads (http://www.priscillabeadsandjewelry.com/) they had these leaves that I love. and these little leaves...(hmm, just a tad blurry)
Then I went to Hands of the Hills (http://www.hohbead.com/) and bought these little metal bead things that remind me of gates and windows (and that's exactly what I'm going to use them for!) and a few bells that have a really nice sound.
he also had all of these wood beads. I have no idea what I'm going to do with them yet, but they were so inexpensive and I liked them.
Then I went to my favorite booth Beyond Beadery (http://www.beyondbeadery.com/) where I always go crazy! I did get a free tote bag for my purchase, but that's a bad sign! :O)I bought this book.
that has lots of bead embroidery that I love. Then I bought beads. Lots and lots of beads! Like these seed beads...
and these size 1 bugle beads. I use a ton of these! and I bought some size 3 bugle beads. Some of these are twisty ones.
Like these - they are twisty and have little cuts in them so they are really sparkly! (I hope you can tell, the camera had trouble focusing in the bad light)
and these tiny tubes - more like squares.
and I bought some lentils.
they are fun to use too, and I like to use them in beads made of beads like these.
It was a great way to celebrate a birthday! And I have just enough time to save some money for the quilt show in September. Anything called Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XVI must be good right? I mean it's an Extravaganza for God's sake! LOL I haven't been to a quilt show in years and years! I'm suffering some serious withdrawal!