Thursday, July 29, 2010

Guest blogger: Sewsoon

I'm finishing up something that will end up being a pretty big blog post (including some funny bits in a video!), and I'll be taking pictures at the CHA Craft Supershow tomorrow and the Cricut Circle get together tomorrow morning.

So before you all start to get the shakes because I haven't been posting, I have a guest blogger!  If you read the comments for my posts, you will recognize the name "Sewsoon", who is very quick with her praise.  That's my Mother-in-Law, Elaine.  I talked with her last night, and she has allowed me to post an e-mail she sent me plus a picture.  Thanks, Mama!

I'm not going to join your challenge, because it seems too much like work. (she inserted a blushing face here)  However, your blog has inspired me to do three things about beading:

1. Read a children's book about the history of beads. I'm not going to drill my own wampum from shells.

2. Swapped online for a beaded Santa face ornament kit. The beads are really small, and I have to get the instructions blown up to about twice the size before I try it.

3. Outlined a cabbage rose on a piece of upholstery fabric with crystal seed beads, and made a tote bag out of it. It turned out real cute, and I will take a picture of it before Papa gives it to the new lady vet at C.A.R.E.

I love your blog, and am impressed every day with your talent.


Isn't she the best?  I couldn't ask for a better, more supportive Mother-in-Law!  Here's the picture she sent of the tote bag:

And here's a close up of the rose that she outlined with beads.  So pretty!

I'm so glad that I've been able to inspire her!

Would you like to be a guest blogger?  Send me an e-mail with a picture or two, and I'll post it!


  1. Ok, Elaine, go ahead and put me to shame. I have no talents. I can do nothing. Trying to do the 100 things that make me happy, but since I'm not much in a happy mood right now, don't know if that's going to happen. Might be 60 thins that make me happy.
    Nice going. Keep up the good work.

  2. Now, now, Mom... you have all kinds of talents. You crochet very well, plus you can cross stitch and embroider. Stop being so negative! I'm going to look over your happy things list tonight and see if I can suggest more. :) Love you!