Day 3 of Jane's TIAS is up, and I did pretty well today.
I did not lock up one split ring! I credit that to the fact that there were no picots on the second side of the split ring. :-)
I will have to alter my original guess of this being a cheerleader. The appendage is simply in the wrong place. Now I'm guessing it's a jelly fish!
While Dave worked industriously on the new kitchen countertop yesterday, I finished up laundry, snoozed in my chair, and tatted... yes, in that order!
I know that 6/0 beads are too large for size 20 thread, yet I stubbornly keep trying. I do like the look of this Ice Drop, but the beads make the chain flop. I'll come up with a way to use this one, because it's one of my favorites. Where there's a will, there's a way!
Next, I tried with just two beads. I really like the stacked look, and this one does not flop!
I fell asleep with my shuttle in my hand last night. There must have been too much activity during the day. ;-)
Yesterday was costume measurement day for the high school play, Big Fish, which will take place in March. Over half the cast was missing, so I was only there for about an hour. Then I headed out to JoAnn Fabrics to look for yellow material for Mom.
I succeeded in my mission, and then some! Fabric was 50% off, so I was not shy!
I found some pretty pink glass gems at JoAnn's, so I decided to use one right away!
This is the Ice Drop that helped me fall asleep in my chair last night. You'd think those vibrant colors would keep me awake!
I still think this is a cheerleader's skirt. Jane has been cheering me on to master split rings for years. I'd be fine if I could skip picots on the second side of the split ring. They lock up on me nearly every time. I'm pretty sure it should not take 25 minutes to tat 4 split rings!
I haven't fried marbles since the 1980s when daughter Alison came from school and wanted to try them. The method shown in the link works much better than what I tried back then!
Preheat your oven to 500°. Put your glass gems or marbles in a pie plate and heat in the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, fill a metal bowl or pot with ice and water and pour the heated gems in the water.
They will crackle beautifully! I only had one that wasn't usable. A large piece cracked off, so I just threw that gem away.
I don't know how well the crackling shows up on your monitor, but in person it looks really cool!
Denise and I found these cute charms when we were out shopping yesterday. I think they're a perfect addition!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!