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Elko

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I admit to having been a bit of a blog slacker these past couple weeks.  BUT I think I have good reason.I was getting ready for a show!  Wow!  I still can’t believe it, and I was there!

I spent the week before deciding on which additional pieces to bring – Something new?  Something blue?  And of course, Something Completely Different!

First, for those who don’t know, Elko is a fair sized town in Northeastern Nevada, about a six hour drive from Carson City, the state capital.  Predominant business there is mining.  Nevada isn’t called “The Silver State” for nothin’.  This weekend also happened to have a mining convention, as well as high school graduation, so it was a hopping place.

The Museum is absolutely fantastic.  While I tend to think of Elko as a small town (shame on me for that) the Museum is top notch.  The permanent exhibits are exceptional – Ansel Adams and Edward Westin to name just a few.  And me!  Not that I’m rubbing display areas with the likes of them.  Ha!  Ha!

For the reception they decorated an antique display case, and positioned it right up front as you entered the Museum.  I got to sit next to it, and show additional beadwork.  I brought some pieces that were in progress so visitors could see they really are created One Bead at a Time.

It was a Grand Time.  I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Museum staff and visitors.  Everyone was delightful, attentive and personable.  If you’re ever in Elko, be sure to stop by!

Sewing Camp – Redux

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Sewing camp once again did not disappoint, neither with views or camaraderie.

The first three days were lovely and crisp.  The last day we had a beautiful fresh snowfall.  Snow which did not deter us or dampen our spirits one single bit!

Usually I post about all the projects that were finished, accomplishments achieved, endeavors entertained.

Alas, this year while I was at sewing camp, my Sewing Mojo was off on holiday sipping fruity drinks.  She made brief, sporadic appearances then just as abruptly departed.

All this is a very round-about way to say I have not much in the way of finished items to offer.  There was one wadder, which has been disposed of.  One completed project (which was started at the March workshop), one pattern traced, one shirt waiting for a decision on buttons and one shrug partially completed.

I would have the shrug to show, except the plan in my mind’s eye did not mesh with reality.  Still, I was glad to have done the experimentation.  It seems the pleather I had was not suitable for an edge binding.  Glad to have found out on scraps, still haven’t decided what to use.  Oh, and the shrug is reversible.  With pockets.  On both sides.  Requires more thinking…

Slushy

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I think we may have had our last snowfall.  Of course, now that I’ve said that, we will probably get inches more.  Since the Hellboys don’t go outside, Prince Charming thought they would like to explore snow, so he scooped up a bunch and brought it indoors.

They were absolutely NOT interested.  Not even when I took a bit and let them sniff around.  Nope.  Cold.  Wet.  No thanks!  That response even from the one who likes water, and drinks out of any running faucet.

Spoiled!