Prims Winter 2014~
I am taking the Thistle Threads Cabinet of Curiosities class on 17th embroidered caskets....its really a fabulous class and I couldn't recommend it any more highly....anyway, one lesson touched on early beaded caskets and looking glass surrounds (mirror frames). These were wonderful of coarse, but were nothing too extraordinary......until at the very last of the lesson, ahhhhhhhh...beaded baskets! At that very moment I was just lost. really lost is all I can describe it as. I think there was just maybe 2 paragraphs was all....but they spoke to me. There was no question, no question at all~ I needed to make one. I had no idea how, I have never beaded a single thing in my entire life~ but none of that mattered. There was just something about these things....these wonderful baskets made up of thousands and thousands of seed beads! I have loved and collected antique beads since I was little....I mean literally~ the smaller I could find them, the better. I can remember my Mother driving me to Spokane when I was little, to go to the dentist....and she would drive me out and about to the bead stores scavenging for the antique beads! OH! They took my breath away! They still do.....Which is why, what happened next in class, was meant to be. A beaded basket design contest.
B e S t i l l M Y H e a r t e .
So in August...my crazy journey began, and I cant wait to share it with you! The deadline for entering is the last of January, so be watching the blog~ I have been taking pictures as I have gone along, and will start probably mid Jan after my last looming deadline passes :) Ohh...and of coarse, the prize, the grandest of GRANDEST most wonderful things, a flat top casket to embroider. What a dream that would be!
I hope you all had a chance to make some wonderful memories this year, and if not, I hope you can see that the cup is always half full, and not half empty. My wish for all is a Happy & Joyous New Year~ and that you may have the courage to GO GET IT~ whatever your 'it' may be!