Saturday, September 19, 2009

Beware of Thrift Store Pants!

OK - so I bought this really cool pair of pants at Goodwill. Linen/cotton blend - lots of pockets. As I was getting ready for an Art Show yesterday, I found out why they were so cheap. The elastic was sprung! Every time I put something in my pocket they slipped a bit further down. But they were perfect in every other way, cool, comfy, lots of pockets and matched a nice oversize T-shirt I wanted to wear. So with a dozen safety pins to the rescue, off I went to sell some wares.
Then it rained! Wet fabric is much heavier than dry. Fortunately I managed to get things packed and loaded up before they fell off.
Since I still really like the pants, I guess I'll replace the elastic, install a drawstring & get me pair of suspenders before I wear them again.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


A beading group at our rock & gem club gets together once a week. As a result i'm totally hooked on beads - again! Above are some examples. Freeform remains my favorite technique, but I do occasionally follow a pattern.