Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Beadiful Mess

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to have stumbled upon the 2007 Bead Journal Project! I gave it some serious thought and decided to take the plunge and sign up for 2008! I have been telling myself that "someday" I will learn bead embroidery...well guess what? September 1st is that "someday" and I couldnt be happier about it. I have decided to make it easy on myslef (I hope) and do a 4 1/2" X 5 1/2" rectangle to be made into a book somewhere down the line. I didnt want my project to be too small nor too large so I thought since Lacy's Stiff Stuff also came in this size (wink!) this is my dedicated size. I havent a clue about the type or style I will do, I guess time will tell!
About me: I am in my 40s, from Wisconsin (born and bred) retired due to medical issues from General Motors, a first time Grandma of Kileigh Lynn (the most beautiful baby in the world) and have 3 grown children of my own - all of which you would know if you visited my blog :) I have my hubby and my dogs to keep me company and lay at my feet while I bead (dogs - not hubby!) Anyway, I am thrilled to be a participant and cant wait to see what everybody comes up with! Good luck and may the creative juices flow for everyone! Tracey


freebird said...

Hi Tracey. Welcome. What a great way to learn something - in a group setting! You said you have a blog but you didn't leave us a link!

Denise said...

Hi Tracy. Have fun with bead embroidery!!! May I suggest that you take a walk through your local fabric store and see if they have pellon or timtex? It's the stiffening fabric used in curtains, also used in beading. It's just the same as Lacy's and so much cheaper. If you are using that size, you'll want save yourself a bit of money.
Enjoy your beading experience!!!
Cheers, Denise

Tracey N. said...

Yes, I did see that my last trip to the fabric store. I had already bought the stiff stuff on Ebay, so I will use that next time. The heavy weight right? Thanks for the idea nad good luck to you too! Tracey

Robin said...

Welcome, Tracey, to both the BJP and bead embroidery! This is such a fabulous environment and project for learning! Thanks for posting the link to your blog... Robin A.

Kelly said...

Hi Tracey,
I'm new and learning too. Not too far from you here in IL. We go to the Janesville area on weekends a lot during the summer (and up until October).
Happy Bead Journaling!