Saturday, June 2, 2007

Finally On Our Way to Bead & Button!

Phew! This show is crazy to prepare for. I think it's a combination of lots of things...time of the year for our stock to be getting low enough that we need to place major orders, just enough shows already under our belt for the year that we are already tired, it's a big show, so we need to bring lots of stock, and backstock. Plus I am sure there are other forces in play as well...but whatever they all are they are certainly exhausting!

Almost 2 full months of preparation. A full week of 16+ hour days. A few fights, several dirty looks, late meals prepared by whatever local restaurant we can manage to handle eating at yet again. Burning shoulders, aching backs, swollen wrists and cramping hands....

All that to go sell beads! LOL Who woulda thunk it!

In any event, Shawn and Sara are finally on the road! YAY!

I've mowed the front lawn, watered the roses, cleaned part of the house, with a few rooms left to go, and I am determined all these chores will be done and over by dinner time. Then I will sit down to a nice meal, maybe a glass of wine, some good music, or a Giants game if I'm lucky and then......


Here is a scan of the fabric I'll be using for my Beaded Art Quilt for my BFAC project.

I had another fabric all picked out, but Thom stopped by on his way up to a Retreat with this same fabric, but with a Cobalt Blue background and I fell in love. I had to go find some! He inspires me in more ways than either of us will ever know, I am sure!
I'll get this all stitched together and start the beading and will take it with me when I fly out Tuesday for the Bead & Button show to have something to work on while flying.
Then when I get home, I'll get to start on my Bead Journal for June!


The Lone Beader said...

I'd be shopping at the seed beads...Have fun:)

AJ said...

Ohhhh, Beki! The fabric is beautiful. I can't wait to see what you make with it :)

I'm not doing the journal project, but I *did* break out my quilt piece from the retreat and work on it more this week.

flyingbeader said...

Holy that beautiful fabric or what? You'll have to tell me where you got that! Try to have some fun in Milwaukee...drink a Mojito for me! I got addicted to those when in South the mint & lime flavor. But anyway, have a successful weekend. Wish I could be going but I'll be in South Dakota camping. I'll wave as I'm driving through souther Wisconsin.


Beki said...

Hey Dot~
I found the fabric at Beverly's Crafts. I think they are a CA or maybe West Coast independant.

Let me know if you want some and I'll go pick you some up when I return home next week!

~ Beki

Kiwi Ellen said...

Hi Beki, I found that same gorgeous fabric at my LQS down the road but in aqua & teal green.. I plan to use some of it for my BJP pages.. Isn't it devine?