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Monday, January 08, 2007

Beads & Old Lace

We had a lovely time up in Galena yesterday. I never want to leave when we're there!

One of my favorite shops is a bead store called, The Bead Bar. This has to be the best bead shop I've ever been in! You will never see so many beads in one place as you will here! I of course made quite a dent in my spending $ in that store:


I tried to make good choices and picked things that I don't usually see here where I live. It's difficult as I always want one of each!

I don't have any stitching to share today, but I did get a huge mound of vintage lace all painted up Saturday afternoon. This is a wonderful batch, mostly crocheted, some knitted, some tatted and a bit of old manufactured lace:

Handpainted Lace

I hope to get this and some other things packaged up and listed in my Etsy shop later this week.

I do plan to have stitching time later today so check back for an update tomorrow on my green & yellow purse!

1 comment:

Susan said...

Looks like a great shopping trip! Those laces are very, very tempting. The bead shop I like in Sacramento, CA, (also online, fortunately - or maybe not) has a few beads on the strings like that, but mostly they are in 4" tubes and little containers. Do you know how colorful it is to see a wall of bead tubes? And how tempting! LOL! And on the weekends, they have a guy with a guitar who has a beautiful voice and sings a variety of things, or just plays, as you are shopping.

But no antique stores. =0

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