Friday, February 24, 2012

OH Where have I been???

Well, as you can tell by the title and the date of my last post - where have I been!! January was a very busy month - working at a college bookstore during registration and school starting week is quite hectic and busy - 11 to 12 hour days!!! This is for about 2 to 3 weeks.

Mid January I was heading to Pine Mountain, GA to Callaway Gardens NeedleArts School, where our EGA chapter was in charge of the exhibit, bookstore and merchandise night. I was the co-chair for merchandise night with Susan. There were 10 of us that were a head of a committee to put this event together. (Callaway does the actual school portion). I also, amid all of this - decided to take two Merry Cox Classes.

Le Nouveau Palais Royal and The Diminutive Sewing Set - both which are just not to be believed. Pictures do not even come close to beautiful these pieces are. I have some of the stitching done, but not much and some of the finishing is also done on pieces that didn't have stitching on them.

While at Callaway when we had some free time I did some beading below is a bracelet that was graduated color bicones from black to navy to crystal.

This is a flag bracelet and the technique of this design was being able to make the flags wave. Pretty neat!!

Here they are together still without their clasps.

I love the designs from Fern Ridge - here is Jack the rabbit with a 3 dimensional bunny tail - cute isn't it?

Did also manage to stitch up this Penny Doll's apron - this is from Olde Colonial Designs.

This was fun and fairly quick to stitch up.

OK, so you are thinking what else have you been doing??? these projects are not that time consuming - well, you are correct - the other big thing going on in my life is we decided to built me a new sewing room above the garage - so that has been taking up most of my time - stitching these last few weeks has been just about nil!!!! I did get two exchanges pieces stitched and mailed off on time - will show you those another day along with some photos of the new room.

Construction!!! can be tiresome - but the company we hired did a great job and were finished in 4 1/2 weeks!!! not bad, but we couldn't wait to get into the room. More later.

Thanks for visiting and for keeping me a part of your blog reading - I know I have said this before that I am back to the blogging world - but this time I am in high hopes of maintaining better computer time in my daily routine.

Sorry for such a long post - again thanks for stopping by.



Margaret said...

Oh my!!!! I can't wait to see your new stitching room! Lucky lucky you! I hate dealing with construction though. Don't envy you that.

Your beaded pieces are beautiful! I love them! And the Merry Cox classes -- lucky you!! I finished the Diminutive Sewing Set but I'd love to take that other class.

As for working at a college bookstore -- I still think you're so lucky to do that as well. I'd love to work in a good college bookstore!

Sheila said...

I love your beaded pieces and of course, Merry Cox goes without saying....
I have a Fern Ridge beaded kit hidden away somewhere...maybe it is time to find it? :)
Thanks for great photos and look forward to seeing your new sewing room.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

What great projects - I really LOVE the Bunny fob but I can't wait to see pics of your sewing room!

Gillie said...

Well, about time, dear friend, so glad to hear all your news! What a treat to get a new sewing room! I do hope you will be tidier than me, I am sure you will be, lol!

Anonymous said...

WOW Lovely!!!!!

Caz said...

I love the black and navy beaded bracelet!

Nancy said...

Hi Roberta! All of your projects are so pretty - I love your beading. That little rabbit is the cutest things I have ever seen! Enjoy getting your new hobby room finished and organized.

Nicola said...

How exciting to have a sewing room, can't wait go see one photos.

Solstitches said...

Good to see a new post from you Roberta and even better that it is one filled with lots of eye candy.
Your beaded projects are fabulous and I love that little penny doll. I never heard of a penny doll before.
The Merry Cox classes must be a dream come true.
Already seen the sewing room. I want to spend a holiday in there!

Melanie said...

A new stitching room??? Oooo, that sounds DIVINE. Can't wait to see it. :)

The beaded pieces are beautiful.

woolwoman said...

Lucky you getting a sewing room - can't wait to see photos when you get moved in. Glad you enjoyed the MC classes at Callaway. I should go to Callaway sometime but it always comes at the same time as a rug hooking camp I have attended for the past 13 years. Hope you come back and visit blogland soon - melody

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you back Roberta and loved your jewellery especially the waving flags.

I know your room is coming along nicely.

Hugs and Stitches,