I have been away from my blog for so long because I have been dealing with a bunch of household matters. As I type, there are two loud-mouthed guys (Eek and Irk) outside of my house who are here to install our solar water heater. Lot's of booming and banging going on too. I just turned up the volume on my television to drown them out. They are eek and irking me to no end!?!?!?!
And to make matters worse, I just received a call from my dentist office. I MISSED MY APPOINTMENT this morning! Can you hear me screaming??? I never miss appointments. I've totally lost my mind, I tell you.
Breathe...breathe...Calgon, please take me away, I beg you........
After much contemplation, I decided to add a "sugar coating" to the yo-yo lollipops (notice the center yo-yo) with the addition of glass seed beads. It seemed too plain and as if I had just slapped a couple of yo-yo's onto a stick without giving it much thought. The glass seed beads will add a glint of shimmer and will make this a special keepsake ornament. Yes, I'll be beading until forever, but perhaps it will take my mind off of everything else that is going on around here.
I have seen so many beautiful needlebooks posted on blogs lately. I am a person with many pincushions but no needlebooks so I decided to finally remedy that. Of course, it had to be beaded because I love beads. I figured this would also be the perfect opportunity to work further with folded hexagons and to create something unique. I decided to add patchwork segments to the hexagons, something that I have never done before. Voila! I love it!
A look at the inside...Four hexagon wool felt "pages" for my needles.
I doubt I'll get any crafting done this week with everything that is going on around here. So....if I fail to show up tomorrow or the next day, you will know that I've been admitted to the loony bin. Instead of flowers, please send Calgon. Thanks.