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Sunday, January 18, 2015

What I Did On My Sunday Vacation...

This wasn't one of the things I worked on...

The Terrible Two are on strike.  They refused to help me with my cleaning, so I refused to work on their observatory.  So there!
 Instead, I cleaned out one of the fabric closets.  I sorted fabric by color.  Folded and put the colors in different baskets from the Dollar Tree.  That way, if I need a certain color, I don't have to dig through the whole closet. 

It has worked before... Maybe if I am careful, it will work for more than six months at a time... I hope.
Karin Corbin mentioned in yesterday's comments that I needed to sort and get ready for the gem show, that is coming up in a couple of weeks...

I cleaned out and sorted my Delica beads into two boxes.

I don't think that I mentioned that I bought 50 each of 3 and 5 inch seed bead tubes with some of my Amazon gift card this year.  That helped with culling out  worn out tubes and making things ready for beading whenever I get in the mood.

This is the part for Karin... These are little half pint jars that I purchased at Walmart last year.  Cheap...  24 all together... Most are full of larger beads and gemstones...

Do you really think I need any more bead purchases for a while????

We won't talk about the four boxes of various and sundry seed beads... Two boxes of findings and a bunch of other jewelry making items that fill that bookcase in the workroom... I have been doing beadwork and jewelry making almost as long as I have been doing minis..

I told Walter that it would be best if he kept me away from the venue at the ball park this year... That one is my downfall. 

Maybe I should just stay home and use the time for jewelry making this year. 

I could get a lot done in the two days that we usually wander around just that one site. 

It is very hard to avoid the show altogether... There are vendors set up all over town. The vendors take over hotels, all along the sides of the freeway in tents and any other place that they can find to rent.  It is amazing.  After all, it is the world's largest!

Someone chain my ankle to a heavy piece of furniture, so that I can't leave.  Well, maybe just a fast look... We shall see.

See you tomorrow.


Karin Corbin said...

One year entirely by coincidence on my first trip through Tucson I landed smack in the middle of the Gem show. WHAT FUN!!! such spectacular minerals to see. Next year or the year after I plan on being there to see it once again.

Caseymini said...

Karin, when you plan your trip, be sure to save at least half a day to go to the Mini Time Museum of miniatures! That is even better than a bunch of rocks! 15,000 square feet of wonderful miniatures!

Caseymini said...

Oops! That's the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

Lucille said...

For a fast look? I don't think so. It must be very hard to resist such an occasion. Your beads are very well organized and look so pretty in those cute jars. Lot's of work. You have been working very hard. You deserve a break!

mcddiss said...

wow, veo que tienes una gran cantidad de piezas para hacer bisuteria, me encanta el sistema que tienes para ordenarlo , asi se encuentra todo mucho mejor