Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Alas, No Stitching

Did not manage a single stitch yesterday. But I did visit a bead shop, the Bead Artist, in Leesburg. It's a bright, charming space filled with plenty of wonderful stuff. And a very nice customer service oriented worker bee. I got my not-so-frequent buyer's card and signed up for their e-mail list.

What I was searching for was cabochons. Found a couple, but they're not exactly exciting. Got a book on beading cabochons last week - Beading with Cabonchons by Jamie Cloud Eakin. The only thing I dislike about the book is the author's dance around naming actual names of supplies. Apparently didn't want to commit to writing things like Timtex or naming needle manufacturer's - just referred to them as needles made in England - John James, for those who don't know. edit - Wait. The beading needles' package says Beadsmith. But it is the same colors, etc. as the John James tapestry needles. Have a class in this next week. Yippee!

Also voted yesterday. Always a treat to walk into an elementary school in the fall to vote and have the opportunity to do this on a bright and sunny day and kick through the leaves just like I was eight again. So satisfying.

And attended another cooking demo class at William Sonoma with a friend. Menu was potato and gruyere tarlets, roasted veggies with sage butter, turkey cutlets with gravy, and a cranberry upside-down cake. All good.

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