Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Pearls & Cleaning Up Storm Damage

Winter Blossoms
Good morning, dear readers!
I hope you are all doing well.  We had some very rough weather last night- straight line winds, heavy rain, and some light hail.  There are a lot of limbs and branches down on our property, but that is the extent of the damages we sustained.  We are fortunate.  I do have the unexpected bonus of having several large pine tree branches that fell across one of my favorite trails.  They are loaded with pine cones.  I plan to harvest them and use them for displays, Christmas ornaments and various other decorations.
I did get to take some images of the new pearls I received Monday.
I love to use larger button pearls as accents for pendant and brooch centers.
These bright purple/fushia pearls were too tempting to resist & I have just the perfect silk thread to go with them!
And I cannot pass up beautiful bronze pearls.  They work great with the colors I prefer to tat with.
Well, I had better get back outside and continue with the clean-up around the house.  We will be working all weekend to clean up the paths in the woods, but I have plans for the pine cones and a few other nature treasures that blew in.  Have a wonderful day & until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. Glad to hear you are safe, And what a shame about your trees, but the benefits of the pine cones must out weigh the loss of a few branches.
    Hope your weather improves

  2. Glad you're OK. And pine cones can be fun to decorate, but I'm wondering how you eliminate the sticky sap.
    That's quite a stash of pearls! All are beautiful! I'm sure you'll make good use of them.