Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Remember When: Beads

 
Can you believe all these seed beads? I got them at a craft store in Washington for ten cents a tube.
 
I even went back twice. A friend, Barbara, wanted some so of course I had to get some more. I think I ended up with about 100 tubes: that's ten dollars.
 
Now the big question.
What am I going to do with them?
 
Doug has quit asking. lol
Barbara is trying to decide what to do with her thirty tubes.
 
I'm thinking about some kind of embellished crazy quilt wall hanging.
Or maybe some small beaded hearts for the Art Abandonment project.
 
 
I'm reminded of my sister who could never pass up a good deal. If she found something she loved she would get "a few" of them in case she couldn't find them again.
 
I now have a lot of her craft supplies; and a few unfinished projects.
 
I'm in the process of honing down the stash. Of passing on the things I've lost interest in. To finish projects; and yes, to do something with these beads.
 
Do you have unfinished projects you need to finish or pass on?
 
Memoir Prompts:
 
Write about a craft or hobby you used to be interested in?
 
Did you share crafts with your mother, aunt or grandparent?
 
What colors are you drawn to in clothing?
 
Do you have handmade items from other family members?
 
If you enjoy thrift stores or yard sales; what types of things catch your eye?
 
Describe a visit to a zoo.
 
Write about a memory involving candles.