Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Stitcher's Dream

We had another shop close down :o( This one carried a few cross stitch supplies but not enough to consider it a LNS. During the last week it was open; I went in and inquired about a few things. One thing was the Mill Hill bead racks :o) You guessed it, I came home with two! I was so excited and just look at these pretties -

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Yes, those are all my Mill Hill beads and treasures. LOL!

So far I only have one rack in use. I'm not sure if I'll use the other one or not. I just wish we had the money to fix up my craft room with all the cabinets that I've been dreaming of ;o)

Spring is finally popping up -

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It's still quite cool though and now we're having a week of rain :o( Come on warmer weather!


31 comments:

Rachael xxx said...

What a great find and idea.
We have had some warm weather recently, bit cold at the moment though!

Patty C. said...

The rack is awesome - It will be wonderful for your stitching room

And of course, who wouldn't love flower photos - Beautiful !!!!

Tracey said...

Wow... lucky you! So, if I am looking for a certain colour bead or treasure :^)...

Such pretty flower pics... love the purple stripey one!

We've had a couple of warmer days here this week, but mixed in with some off and on rain showers/storms. Hope warmer weather is on it's way to you soon :^)

Nancy said...

Great find! Love the crocus!

♥ Nia said...

*nia fainting* LOL
That's quite a 'treasure'!!! :D
Now you just have to find the time to use ALL!!! hahahahha :D

Today I found out that what I have it's no allergy (or anything due to Spring blooming) so.. I made peace with all trees again ;) hehehe Lovely flowers pictures :D

Karen said...

What a lucky find! Love your pretty flowers too!!

Denise said...

I would have never thought to ask about the rack - what a great idea!

Glad to see spring has sprung for you!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Cathey,

Aren't snowdrops the prettiest
little flower ever??? It amazes
me that these delicate looking
wee flowers will pop up even
when there's still snow on the
ground and winter winds wailing!

Crocuses are lovely too, and
they come up pretty early as
well, but they usually travel
in herds so provide each other
with moral support and shelter.
The tiny little snowdrop tends
to go it alone.

Love your post on the alternative
bunny related items out there
to supplement the usual chocolate
treats that characterize Easter.
The bunny ear Salad Servers and
the salt and pepper shakers (!!)
are my own favourites.

But I am a confirmed and loyal
chocoholic who doesn't give
most other sweet treats a
second glance. So keep the
chocolate treats a-comin' for
me please.

And am I the only one who thinks
that those Giant Gummy Bunnies
are a tad ... um ... creepy??

Well, aren't you an enterprising
stitcher!! Asking about those
bead racks was a brilliant idea
and now you've got your bead
stash nicely displayed and
organized. I love it!! Nice
stash Cathey!!

It's raining here too. The
temperature got up to 20 Celsius
today but will plunge back down
to 10 by Friday and pretty much
stay down there for awhile.
So frustrating!

Cheers!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I have a tall, floor stand mill hill rack that has been sitting in my garage for almost 5 years. Have never figured out a good place to put it. I got it thinking I would hang threads on it.

Parsley said...

I can see those treasures fell into worthy hands. ENJOY! Can't wait to see what you do.

mumzy said...

I can't believe you got all those beads and racks. What a great find - lucky you.

Those pictures are wonderful. So happy to see warmer weather.

{{{Love and Hugs}}}
Mom

Irene said...

Great find, now you'll know where all the beads are. We had ONE good day of weather last week and now its raining.....again !

Lesleyanne said...

What a find. Great pictures of your flowers.

Marlene said...

We are full into spring here, but nice to see your early flowers!!
it's two springs in one year

And This Little Pig said...

Lucky girl, and what beautiful flower photos.
LiBBiE in Oz

Brigitte said...

That's really a lucky find. Enjoy!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

How nice to find a place for everything beads and treasures.
Be always in stitches.

Annie said...

That's really an incredible item to have in your home! Must make you want to start beading immediately! I assume you got a great price too.

Gorgeous flower photos. Hope the April Showers are soon done.

Angela P said...

What a great score! I can tell you like your MH beads :) It's raining, raining here too, where is Spring? Oh wait.....I mean where is Summer :)

TammyK said...

I'm green with envy Cathey. How awesome is that rack. It all looks so neat just like your cross stitches :)

Julie said...

Wonderful news that spring has finally arrived for you.

What a lovely collection of beads, i could drool over that pic all day!

Rita said...

Wow! That's a lot of beads! Great way to store them.

Beautiful flowers!

Rachel S said...

Great score!

We've had a lot of rain lately. Now that it's warm, it's thunderstorming.

Ranae said...

A very cool find

Tammy said...

i'm jealous that is an awesome rack to keep your beads on!!!

JOLENE said...

Love the rack and the beautiful colored glass that adorns it!! Great find! But, too bad one of your LNS is closing, what a bummer! Happy spring! Smiles...

Melanie said...

Very cool!
Man, could I use one of those. I hit a 90% Ben Franklin Crafts going-out-of-business sale once and bought them out of Mill Hill beads. Needless to say, I have a lot. lol

Daffycat said...

Awesome storage rack buy, Cathey. Oh noes! I see two empty pegs...you gotta go stash shopping now. Don't forget you have that whole other empty rack to fill =)

BlackCat said...

Wow, you hit the jackpot with those beads. Love the flowers too. I have one lonely daffodil in my front garden....need to do something about that...get him some friends.

Atelier Caseiro said...

Beautiful flowers. Have a nice weekend! Ana

Lori-Ann said...

Nice find, girl! Congrats.