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Hellooooo!

It seems so quiet in blogland. Summertime is busy, isn't it? And that's good!

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My Alabama Chanin collection was "pressed" into alternate use last week, as Ali and I regrouped for our run to the finish on a large & overdue joint project. We spent a few good hours together on Wednesday and the end is drawing near... er. There's still a lot to do! Forward.

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I spent almost all of my "free" time last week working on my Alabama Chanin A-line dress. I am embellishing the front of the tunic with embroidery, beads and sequins, and I'm really pleased with how it's turning out. I'm keeping the design/inspiration under wraps for now, but I'm almost half-way as of yesterday, so hopefully it won't be too long before the big reveal.

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I'm using a combo of seed beads (clear & red), chop beads (dark grey & red), bugle beads (dark grey, satin grey & red), and sequins (dark grey & silver).

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I made a beading cuff!

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Here's a peek at one little motif. IRL, that's little more than an inch in diameter.

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It's farmer market season again! That's where you'll find me most Saturday mornings until mid-October (and taking a little nap on after-market Saturday afternoons). This year, Ali is using her portable espresso machine to make "real" lattes and whatnot, and I'm mostly manning the citrus press and making freshly squeezed lemonade. I was called a "lemonade making machine" on Saturday, so I guess I've got it down. Ali's also baking cookies and fresh muffins everyday, including some gluten-free varieties, so we have fresh baked goods, too! It's all a little simpler... and better! As those things go.

Comments

Kym

Mmmm! Wish I could stop by your booth at the Farmer's Market! Sounds like the perfect place to be on a lovely summer Saturday morning. Love your beading. (Some day, I will try some beading on an AC project. . . ) XO

Carole

Those beads are so pretty but oh! the detail work! Love the Farmer's Market set up, wish I could come by for a fresh lemonade!

margene

It IS quiet around here, but you're very busy and productive (as usual). I can't believe you're half way through! The mix of bead colors is a fabulous idea. I need to find a recycled T to rob a cuff from and make my own bead holder.
Now I wish even more, I could come in to Ali's shop and hang out with you. A GF cookie sounds like a wonderful treat while we sew and chat!

Mary

All the Alabama Chanin!! y'all are making it hard (er and harder) to resist! I can't wait for the big reveal - the colors and the mix of textures in the beading... well I know it's going to be stunning.

and yay! for the farmers market. I really enjoyed those weekly peeks into your Saturday mornings last year and look forward to another season.

Patty

Those colors don't get any better! Wow! And do you live near Shorewood?

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