The hubby woke me this morning at 6:15 with the words, "The dog has diarrhea and I don't have time to clean it up. You need to come help her."
I love my little dog, really. And, it's my fault, since I gave her some bread crusts last night.( Her little tummy just couldn't handle all the food. )
But giving a dog a bath and cleaning a crate at 6 a.m. is not how I imagined starting my day.
So, let's move on to the next success story, shall we?
I finally got my dough mixer for Christmas this past year. I love my dough mixer. I have been making bread for several years now. I have it down pat, pretty much. See?
Beautiful, aren't they? And they taste divine.
However.....I tried to make whole wheat tortillas.....
Started out good....and went downhill...
Apparently, there's a serious technique involved in this process. The little instruction book says, press and release quickly, several times. Obviously, I squished too hard...
And, last, but certainly not least, the Rams Head Bead.
If you have a copy of Beaded Beads, it's on page 86. It's by Sharon Bateman. It's a beautiful bead, especially in the colors she chose. Now, my colors, while looking fab in the tube, and on the tray, left something to be desired when put together. And in a complex pattern like this, one wrong move can....well, you see?
Just to give you a comparison, since I can't post a pic of hers, I found this one that another blogger made.
This is from JuBeads. I like her colors better.
So, what to do? Why, go buy some beads, of course!!!
I"ve been wanting a needle case for a while, and everyone references Thread Heaven on instructions, so I finally got some. There are great needle case patterns on Bead-Patterns.com
And, last but not least, have you heard about Tulip needles? Carol gives you all the good info, and you can buy them from her. I'm very excited to start using them.
And, of course, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or in this case, make a cute little beaded bead!
I must be hanging out with Mandy @ Beads for Brains too much! This little cutie is from April/May Beadwork, by Monika Pienkowska.
I did have to alter the pattern a bit, since I wasn't using the correct size beads. But it's still pretty, and it's better than whining, right??
Have a blessed day! Shirley