Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My studio

I've been enjoying the new blogs I am following after the OWOH blogger event. One blog was asking "what is one your desk?". I had to laugh as I have something very odd on my desk besides the usual beads and sequins. Fiona woke me up this morning at a quarter after 5am. Yes...FIVE AM! She must have heard me tossing & turning as I did have the electric blanket up a little higher than normal & woke up to turn it down. Well, she barked & I knew if I didn't get up, she wouldn't stop. I let all three out (Frodo was definitely NOT happy about getting up so darn early), fed them all, made myself some coffee & went downstairs to work a little before Chris got up. I finished up another bracelet & had another hour before I would wake him. So I decided to work on some more Pocket Monsters since I got so many nice comments about them. Now to what is on my desk...cut up dog bedding! Honest! I use fleece to line Arwen's dog bed as she likes to scratch at it, turn around three time, sigh, then fall asleep. It was old & worn, but when I pulled it out to throw away, I thought to myself...wouldn't this be great (once washed) for Pocket Monsters. So this, morning I began to cut out bodies, arms, and legs for a new set of these beasties.

As usually I was watching TCM. I caught the last hour of Giants with Elizabeth Taylor Rock Hudson, and James Dean. It was great to see it again. This was the first movie where I realized I was not a child any longer as I when we all went to the drive in to see it, I stayed awake for the whole movie which was an event for me as after swinging for hours waiting for the movies to start, then running as fast as we could back to the car when the cartoons started, eating assorted junk in the back seat of the car, and then trying to stay awake through the whole movie...well it was just way too hard. But, this was the first movie where I was so enthralled with it all that I stayed up until it was over. All the other kids were passed out in the backseat of the car, but I got to sit up front with my parents. My Dad said my eyes were like little black buttons attached to the movie screen. Both my parents laughed when I asked if we could see it again the next night. So it was fun to see Giants again and remember the smell of popcorn and car exhaust from that long long ago evening in Los Angeles.

Funny about memories...I have to share this one thing more with you before I head out with Chris for a little ride up to Mohican to see the snow...I was walking through the studio when a smell caught my attention. It was perfume of incense & I stopped in my tracks & was transported back to Byzantium, my long lost bead haven. I looked around & figured out where that smell was coming from. When Bzyantium closed, I bought several of the racks that held the bead. Okay, I bought a lot of beads from them too. Joyce also gave me some of the black velvet trays that customers would carry around the store putting treasures into. I had three of them on the desk over where I have my bead rack. I miss that store so much. It was a place I would go to even if I didn't need any beads. It was just so comforting. So I thought, I have never shared a picture of that rack of beads I have...so here are a couple photos of my bead stash.


10 comments:

Roberta said...

Oh, now you are just being mean....kidding.

WOW! Nice stash...The dream of all of us beaders would be to live in a bead store.

Flowermouse Design said...

I´m impressed!!Gosh that´s a lot - and a beader needs a lot of beads. No wonder you are making so many beautiful things!!!

Judy said...

Nice memories..Love looking at your beads.Beads are LOVELY things aren't they?!

Katie B said...

Got enough orange??

angelself said...

OH my gosh! What a great collection of all colors of beads...fabulous.
I really enjoyed your story of watching Giants at the drive-in. What a lovely memory =)
Kathryn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great stash! I love handmade jewelry and yours is beautiful! Love the bracelets in the previous post! Very nice! ♥

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

and to think way back when I had to drag you into Byzantium kicking and screaming the whole way...LOL! glad you have a piece of the place in your studio....

and no Katie....one can never have enough orange!

Jules Woolford said...

Wow - that's amazing! Loved hearing about your early movie experiences, I can't imagine the drive in ( Much too cold and wet in the UK!)

The Lone Beader® said...

Wow, looks like a bead shop! All my beads are in tiny ziploc bags. I don't have any space for something like this! :O And, thanks for your comment on my blog. No, my Radio City painting is not for Bead Dreams. I am creating it to satisfy my own bead dreams. :D

Mandy said...

Wow!! My husband would freak! I just started beading so he has no idea what he is in for. Well maybe he does, I have a closet full of yarn from my knitting. But where to put the beads?? Thank you foe the pictures!