Hello, hello from the wintery far south of New Zealand. Despite this, my house at certain hours of the day is awash with sparkles! This was the kitchen this morning
It’s the right time of year to be enjoying a light catcher or two (I have many more than two) with the sun laying low in the sky and sunbeams more inclined to come through windows and play with the faceted crystals.
I had started playing with, for me, unusual colour combinations of beads – you may recall seeing this photo a couple of posts backEventually I completed three – at some stage I’ll pop them into my shop.
This first one I feel I was channeling my late friend Cynthia who loved bold hues of orange and blue and I pretty much smiled and even laughed out loud on my way through its creation. So, of course, this is called The Cynthia.
Next this one came, I’m thinking ‘Chocolate and Lemon Cream’ …….. Mmmmmmm! The deep brown fluted beads look black here – but that is just my terrible photography. It really looks good enough to eat – but please don’t Siddy!
Staying with the food related beading programme (Huh?) Did you have those orange flavoured chocolate balls when you were a kid? We called them Jaffas and the boys loved to roll them down the sloped floor at the weekend kids movie show when the serial opened with a replay that revealed the heart-stopping event ending last weeks episode was completely untrue and the hero hadn’t gone over the cliff on his horse, wagon or train. He had jumped clear at the last moment. I got fooled week after week! And of course we don’t call those sweets ‘Jaffas’ any more. Now they are Choc-Oranges – So this one is the ‘Choc-Orange’
I also made a pink catcher, but as you can’t eat that one, I’ll just pop it quietly into the shop. Next lot will probably all be shades of blue just to make me really happy.
The Seaside Stash Busting Blanket is up to date with the CAL. Here is the link if you are interested in checking it out. It’s not too late as Eleonora adds just four or six rows a week and we are, I think, at week 13 now. My two rows of pebbles tend to look a bit ruffled here – perhaps its the wind that is howling around outside the house. I’m thinking I might steam it and stretch it out a bit so that all the bobbles and interesting bits find their places nicely…….. Or I might just leave it. Any thoughts?
I think this is the last time I’ll be able to show all the rows all at once – it’s starting to get quite big. Still, with the weather showing definite signs that winter is approaching fast it is nice to have this across my knee as I hook away.
So with those catchers completed, it’s back to the card making. Happy days!
Thanks for coming by today, I’m so happy that you did!