Hi and happy Sunday evening. Is everyone getting ready for turkey day? I know I am! My in-laws are coming to my house for the first time in twenty-four years and I am oddly a little nervous! It will be fun though and I am anxious for all those turkey sandwiches!
I want to start off sharing a wonderful project that was both fun to create and unique.
This peacock bracelet has a velvet ribbon band with twill tape added for stability. I got the idea from Bev at Flamingo Toes . She has awesome tutorial with great ideas. I thought this would be a great gift. I am going to make myself one after Christmas and I am toying with the idea of using an old pin that was my grandmother's as the centerpiece. I love that pin and hold it so dear because I remember my mom giving it to me and telling me how much it meant to her mother. I guess I am afraid of something happening to it. It isn't really serving any purpose shut away in a jewelry box so I may just go ahead and use it. It would make the piece I am planning that much more special. I will include a picture when I complete it.
I also wanted to share a beverage that is so good and crazy simple to make. It is a hot pumpkin spice steamer that I saw on Crafty Chelsea. I had to whip one up when I read about it and I was hooked! I happened to have the little individual pumpkin spice creamers so I can tell you(if you are interested) that it takes six of these little devils to make one cup of this stuff. After I used all my little creamers, I went ahead and purchased the full-size creamer. I am sure I will manage to use it all!
Lastly, I wanted to show you a project that went in a different direction than it began. I mentioned in an earlier post that I was excited to be learning a new jewelry technique in my bead of the month club. Well, I became very frustrated using the silk thread to bead, especially knotting the beads in place. I ended up using silver chain I had and making up my own pattern. I was happy with the result but a little disappointed that I gave up. I have another kit that involves that same silk thread technique, so I think I will give it another go. This time I will try to be more patient.
I have been doing a lot of knitting lately and will share a project I made for my son's girlfriend next time. As it gets colder here, I am really enjoying working with yarn as I watch television in the evening. I also have been a pinning fool with my new love of Pinterest. Nobody warned me how addictive it is! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Take care. Nancy